Grinchenko, Nikolai Alekseevich

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Grinchenko, Nikolai Alekseevich


Born Apr. 22 (May 4), 1888, in Kiev; died Nov. 27, 1942, in Ufa. Soviet musicologist and folklorist. Honored Art Worker of the Ukrainian SSR (1941).

In 1912, Grinchenko graduated from the Kiev Music Academy in E. A. Ryba’s class on the theory of composition, and in 1920 he graduated from the department of history and philology of the University of Kamenets-Podol’sk. From 1925 to 1934 he taught the history of music at the Kiev Institute of Music and Drama, and from 1934 to 1937 he was a professor at the Kiev Conservatory. He was a research fellow of the Institute of Ukrainian Folklore of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR from 1938. A researcher and expert on Ukrainian folk creativity, Grinchenko was the author of many theoretical works and works devoted to the art of N. V. Lysenko, N. D. Leontovich, K. G. Stetsenko, and Ia. S. Stepovoi.


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Hordiichuk, M. M. “M. O. Hrinchenko.” Narodna tvorchist’ ta et-nohrafiia, 1957, no. 4.
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