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Jânis Ivanovs (Composer)

Born: 9th October 1906, Preili, Latvia

Died: 27th March 1983, Riga

Nationality: Latvian

Jānis Ivanovs was a Latvian and Soviet classical music composer.

In 1931, he graduated from the Latvian State Conservatory in Riga. In 1944, he joined the conservatory's faculty, becoming a full professor in 1955. He is regarded as being the most distinguished Latvian symphonist. His love of melody is evident in each of his compositions, and forms the essence of his works.