Danilevich, Lev Vasil′yevich
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(b Shuya, Vladimir province, 12/June 25, 1912; d Moscow, Sept 1, 1980). Soviet musicologist and teacher. After graduating from the Moscow Conservatory in 1936, he continued his studies as a postgraduate and took the Kandidat degree in 1939 with a dissertation on Tchaikovsky’s symphonies. While teaching music history at the Moscow Institute for Military Conductors (1944–57) he was also a senior lecturer at the Moscow Conservatory (1949–57). From 1945 to 1953 he was deputy director of the music department of All Union Radio, and from 1954 he was chairman of the committee of music critics at the Union of Composers of the USSR. Danilevich’s principal research interests were in 19th- and 20th-century Russian music. He wrote books and articles on Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov and published numerous studies of Soviet composers, notably Kabalevsky and Shostakovich. A number of his works reflect the ideology of his time....