Listov, Konstantin Iakovlevich
Born Sept. 19 (Oct. 2), 1900, in Odessa. Soviet composer; Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR (1950).
Listov graduated in 1922 from the Saratov Conservatory, where he studied piano and composition. From 1941 to 1945 he served as musical consultant to the Main Political Directorate of the Navy. Listov’s works include the operas Olesia (performed in 1959) and Daughter of Cuba (performed in 1962); 11 operettas, including Sevastopol’ Waltz (1962) and Heart of a Baltic Sailor (1964); a symphony (1970); and the vocal symphonic poem Grenada (words by M. A. Svetlov, 1968). He has also composed numerous popular songs, the best-known of which are “Song About a Machine-gun Cart,” “In a Dugout,” “We’ve Been on Cruises,” and “Sevastopol’ Waltz.” He has been awarded the Order of the Red Star and a number of medals.