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Stanyslav Lyudkevych
Ukrainian composer

Stanyslav Lyudkevych

Stanyslav Lyudkevych
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Intro Ukrainian composer
Was Musician Composer Music educator Conductor Educator
From Austria-Hungary Poland Russia
Field Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 12 January 1879, Jarosław, Poland
Death 10 September 1979, Lviv, Ukraine (aged 100 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Lviv University
Order of Lenin  
Hero of Socialist Labour  
Order of the Badge of Honour  
People's Artist of the USSR  
Order of the Red Banner of Labour  
Order of Friendship of Peoples  
People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR  
Honored Art Worker of Ukraine  
Shevchenko National Prize 1964
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Stanyslav Pylypovych Lyudkevych (Ukrainian: Станіслав Пилипович Людкевич; January 24, 1879 in Jarosław – September 10, 1979 in Lviv) was a Ukrainian composer, theorist, teacher, and musical activist. He was the People's Artist of the USSR in 1969. He earned a Ph.D. in musicology in Vienna, 1908. His name may alternatively be spelled as Stanislaw Ludkiewicz (Polish) or Stanislav Filipovich Ludkevich (Russian).


Lyudkevych was born in 1879 in Jarosław in present-day Poland. From 1898 to 1907 he studied philosophy in the Lviv University. Although he initially learned music theory privately from his mother who was a pianist, Lyudkevych studied with Mieczyslaw Soltys in Lviv and with O. Tsemlinsky and H. Hredener in Vienna. From 1901, Lyudkevych worked as a teacher in Lviv and Przemyśl.

From 1905 to 1907, Lyudkevych was an editor of the magazine "Artistic Bulletin". He was one of the organizers of the higher musical institute in Lviv named after Mykola Lysenko, in 1910—1915 he was its director, and from 1919, teacher of theoretical disciplines and inspector of legal entities. He worked with the choirs Boyan, Bandurist, Surma. In 1936, Lyudkevych became head of the musicological commission of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. In 1939-72, he was a professor in the institute named after Mykola Lysenko.

He died on September 10, 1979 in Lviv.


  • Opera - "Dovbush" (1955)
  • Monumental Cantatas including the symphony-cantatas "Caucasus" (1905–13) and "Zapovit" ("Will", 1934, 2nd edition 1955) based on words by Taras Shevchenko both for which he won the Republican Prize in the name of Taras Shevchenko in 1964
  • Symphonic works - symphonic poems, sinfoniettas, chamber and other instrumental pieces
  • Choral works
  • Romances
  • Songs.
  • He systematized folk songs.

He was the author of numerous musicological works, was a publicist, and originator and editor of musical publications.


The participation of Lyudkevych in the revolutionary-democratic movement of Western Ukraine lead to the ideological orientation of his activities and works.


  • 1964 — State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR in the name of Taras Shevchenko for his Symphony-Canata "Caucasus" and his vocal-symphonic cantata "Zapovit" based on words by Taras Shevchenko.
  • 1969 — People's Artist of USSR.
  • 1979 — Hero of Socialist Work.
  • Featured on a Ukrainian stamp.
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