Aladaw [Aladov], Mikalay [Nikolay] Il′ich
- Ol′ga Dadiomova
(b St Petersburg, 9/Dec 21, 1890; d Minsk, Dec 4, 1972). Belarusian composer and teacher. He received composition lessons from Yakov Prokhorov and in 1910 graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatory as an external student. During the early 1920s he worked at the Kazan′ Conservatory and at the State Institute for Music Research in Moscow; from 1924 he worked in Minsk. He was one of the organizers of the Belorussian Technical Secondary School for Music (1924), the Conservatory of Belorussia (now the Belorussian Academy of Music), and the Belorussian Composers' Organisation (1932). He taught at the conservatories at Moscow and Saratov (1941–4), and in 1946 he was appointed professor of the Conservatory of Belorussia (from 1944 to 1948 he was rector). From 1948 to 1949 he was the chairman of the BSSR Union of Composers, and in 1955 received the title of People's Artist of the BSSR....