Khubov, Georgy Nikitich
- Igor′ Bėlza
(b Kars, Turkey, 26 April/May 9, 1902; d Moscow, Nov 6, 1981). Russian musicologist and critic. After completing his studies at the Moscow Conservatory (1926–31) he worked on the editorial staff of Pravda as a consultant musical sub-editor (1934–57) and held various important posts on the board of the Soviet Composers’ Union; he was also editor of the journal Sovetskaya muzïka (1952–7). He then published several significant works, which appeared after years of exhaustive research; his monographs on Bach and Khachaturian, for instance, developed essays that he had published before the war. In his books on Borodin, Musorgsky and Khachaturian he examined the oriental motifs in Russian classical and Soviet music in detail.A.P. Borodin (Moscow, 1933)Sebast′yan Bakh (Moscow, 1937, enlarged 4/1963)‘Pyataya simfoniya D. Shostakovicha’ [Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony], SovM (1938), no.3, pp.14–28Aram Khachaturyan: ėskiz kharakteristiki [Aram Khachaturian: a character sketch] (Moscow, 1939)...