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Veniamin Fleishman
Birth: Jul. 20, 1913
Death: Sep. 14, 1941

Composer. He was the favorite pupil of composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who suggested that he write a one-act opera based on Chekhov's story "Rothschild's Violin". Fleishman had completed the work in short score when the Nazis invaded the USSR in the summer of 1941. At the beginning of the Siege of Leningrad he joined the People's Volunteer Guard and was almost immediately killed in action. Shostakovich completed the orchestration of "Rothschild's Violin" in 1944, though the opera would not be staged until 1968. It was recorded in 1981 and made into a film in 1996. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), Russian Federation
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Jun 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8964221
Veniamin Fleishman
Added by: Bobb Edwards
Veniamin Fleishman
Added by: Bobb Edwards
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- Robert David Miller
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- Ryan D. Curtis
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- Mr. Chekhov
 Added: Jul. 20, 2014
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