Valentina J. Konen

Musicologist, Doctor of Fine Arts. Born in 1909 in Baku. Studied at the Department of Music Theory and History of the Julliard School (New York), and then the postgraduate school of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 1946 she defended her doctoral thesis on the topic «Essays on the History of the Musical Culture of the United States of America». For many years, she worked at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Russian Gnessins Academy of Music and the Institute of Art History. Author of more than 130 works on the music history from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. She died in 1991.