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   The composer July Meytus was born in January 28, 1903 in Elisavetgrad. In 1919 he finished musical school of H.Neygauz in the class of piano, in the 1931 - Kharkov Musical-Theatrical Institute in the class of composition. In 1919-20 - he was a pianist in the First Cavalry Army. In 1923-24 -  he was the leader in Kharkov Opera Theatre and the manager of the musical part of Proletcult theatre. From 1926 - in creative work. The National Actor of Ukraine (1973). The winner of the State Prize USSR (1951). He is awarded by two orders of Labor Red Banner and medals. He died in April 2, 1997 in Kiev.
   His operas: "Perekop", "Gaidamaky" by T.Shevchenko's poem, "Leily and Medjnun", "Molodaya Gvardiya", "The Stolen Happiness" by I.Franko's drama, "Anna Karenina", "Jaroslav Mudry", "Rihard Zorge" and others. He's also the author of many compositions for symphonic orchestra, chamber-instrumental compositions, romances and songs, compositions for chorus, music for theatre and cinema.
   In the museum among exhibits are photos, documents, book with dedicatory inscriptions of the writers. The majority of exhibits are presented by the wife of the composer - Alexandra Vasiljeva.

Meytus museum