Popov, Gavriil Nikolayevich
- Lyudmila Kovnatskaya
(b Novocherkassk, 30 Aug/Sep 12, 1904; d Repino, Leningrad Region, Feb 17, 1972). Russian composer and pianist. His father, a teacher at the university of Rostov-on-Don, was an exceptionally gifted musician – a violinist, conductor and composer. His mother gave him his first music lessons; he then studied the piano with L.M. Presman at the private conservatory in Rostov-on-Don (...