Conen Valentine Dzhozefovna( Russian musicologist specializing in Western music.)
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Conen, Valentin DZHOZEFOVNA (1909-1991), Russian musicologist specializing in Western music.
Born in Baku on 29 July (August 11) 1909 in the family underground revolutionaries, who was forced in 1921 to emigrate to the U.S.. She graduated from the Juilliard School in New York on the piano, began to speak in American periodicals as a music critic. In 1931, after returning to the family in the Soviet Union, came into the Petroleum Institute, but then again turned to art in 1938 graduated from the theoretical composition faculty of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1940, . in connection with the arrest of father, . was dismissed from the Conservatory, . 1944 returned to work, . the same year began teaching at the Musical Pedagogical Institute Gnesin, . in 1949-1951 traveled to give lectures and in the Urals State Conservatory (Sverdlovsk),
. From 1960 until the last years of his life worked at the Institute of History of Art (now the State Institute of Art). Wife famous physicist Academician Feinberg.
Conen - author of numerous books and articles on the history of Western European and American music, from 18 in. to the present, and textbooks for music schools and conservatories in the same period. Introduced in Russia's scientific use a number of topics previously was absent or poorly represented. Specifically, . great influence on generations of musicologists have her monograph on Monteverdi, K. (1971) and Purcell ( "Purcell and opera, . 1978), . such books, . as the "Theater and Symphony (on the role of opera in the formation of the classical symphony cycle - 1968), . "Ways of American Music" (1961, here in academic musicology was first introduced issues of jazz), . "The Birth of Jazz" (1984), . "Perceptions of foreign music" (1968),
Conen died in Moscow on December 8, 1991.