|A.K.A.||Albert Semyonovich Leman|
|Was||Educator Musician Composer Music educator|
|Birth||7 July 1915, Volsk, Volsky District, Saratov Oblast, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic|
|Death||3 December 1998, Moscow, Russia (aged 83 years)|
|Politics||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
Albert Semionovich Leman (7 July [O.S. 25 June] 1915 in Volsk (Russia), – 3 December 1998, Moscow (Russia)) was a Russian and Soviet composer of classical music.
Albert Leman received his music education in the Leningrad Conservatory under Michail Fabianowitsch Gnessin and Vladimir Vladimirovich Nil'sen. In 1941-42 he was the chief of musical department at the Leningrad Regiment for Art of Leningrad Executive Committee. From 1942 he was living in Kazan, where he became in 1945 a professor at the Kazan Conservatory (1945—1970). From 1964 he was a member of the Communist Party of the UdSSR.
He also worked in the Petrozavodsk conservatory (1969—1971),and in Moscow (1971-1998) where he performed till 1997 the duties of the Head of the Department for Composition at the Moscow Conservatory. Among his students were composers Sofia Gubaidulina, Gamma Skupinsky, Leonid Lubovsky, Tselestin Dvoyrin, Mikhail Kollontay.
In his music up to 1975 one observes a strong influence of the Tatar folk music ("Violin concerto" - "The Art of Yulian Sitkovetsky" CD vol. III, "The Suite on Tatar themes for orchestra"). Among his later works there is a Symphony, two Oratorios, piano music, cello concerto, music for theatre and chamber music.
Literature: Leman, Al'bert Semyonovich, in: G. Bernandt, A. Dolzhansky. Sovetskie kompozitori. Kratky biografichesky spravochnik. Moscow, 1957, p. 332-333
Leman, Al'bert Semyonovich, in: Muzikal'naya entsiklopediya, ed. by Yu. V. Keldish, Vol. 3, p. 223-224