Karamanov, Alemdar Sabitovych
- Virko Baley
(b Simferopol′, September 10, 1934; d 2007). Ukrainian composer. His mother was a Russian singer while his father was Turkish and – as a Crimean – was imprisoned and exiled by the Soviet authorities. Karamanov considered himself a Crimean/Ukrainian/Russian composer. He began studying music at the age of five and started composing almost immediately; he wrote an opera at the age of nine. He entered the Moscow Conservatory in ...