Dan′ko, Larisa Georgiyevna
- Era Barutcheva
(b Krasnodar, Sept 27, 1931). Russian musicologist. She studied under Druskin at the Leningrad Conservatory (advanced diploma 1955), and took a postgraduate course with Gozenpud at the Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography (1957–60). She was a lecturer at the College of Musical Education (1955–65) and in the department of the history of Western and Russian Music of the Academy of Culture (1966–76). In 1976 she was chosen to head the newly created department of music criticism at the Leningrad Conservatory; in 1996 she also became head of the musicological faculty there.
Among Dan′ko's many areas of research is music theatre, a theme reflected in her Kandidat dissertation (on Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery, 1964) and her doctoral dissertation (on 20th-century comic opera, 1984), as well as in numerous books and articles. A leading figure in the musical life of St Petersburg, Dan′ko displays a lively interest in contemporary composers. She has guided the publication of academic collections and archive material and organized a number of musicological conferences....