«Валериан Михайлович Богданов-Березовский» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky (b Starozhilovka, 17 July 1903; d Moscow, 13 May 1971). Russian critic and composer. He studied with Shteynberg and Shcherbachov at the Leningrad Conservatory (1919-27), where he was a close friend of Shostakovich and where he later taught (from 1940). He campaigned for new Western music and wrote important studies of Soviet opera. His works include operas, ballets and orchestral pieces.