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Mravinsky, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich (1903-1988), a musician

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MRAVINSKY, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich (1903–1988), conductor, teacher, People’s Artist of the USSR (1954), Hero of Socialist Labour (1973). He studied at the Department of Physics and Mathematics in Petrograd University. In the period 1925-31 he studied at the Conservatory, his teachers were A.V. Gauk and N.A. Malko in conductor skills, V.V. Shcherbachev in composition. Mravinsky worked as a teacher at the Conservatory in 1936-37 and since 1961, in 1963 he became a professor. In the period 1932-38 he worked as a conductor of the orchestra at the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (since 1935 its name was Opera and Ballet Theatre named after S.M. Kirov). He worked as a chief conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society Symphony Orchestra (1938-88). Since 1956 Mravinsky toured abroad. He kept performing new works of modern Soviet and foreign composers, he conducted the premieres of the most of D.D. Shostakovich’s symphonies . Mravinsky was a prize-winner of Stalin Prize (1946) and Lenin Prize (1961). He was buried in the Bogoslovskoye Cemetery in St.Petersburg. In the period 1930-40s he several times visited Zaozerye Village(Gatchina District), Toksovo Village, Melnichny Ruchey Village (modern Vsevolozhsk District).

Kruzhnov, Yuri Nikolayevich

Gauk, Aleksandr Vasilyevich
Malko, Nikolay Andreyevich
Mravinsky, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich
Shcherbachev, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Shostakovich, Dmitry Dmitriyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Melnichny Ruchey
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Toksovo Urban Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Vsevolozhsk Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Zaozerye Village

Фомин В.С. Евгений Александрович Мравинский. М., 1983