An Italian in Taganrog: Valerian Gaetanovich Molla (1872–1938)
The given biographical sketch is dedicated to the conductor, composer and pedagogue V. G. Molla who made an invaluable contribution to the development of Taganrog musical culture in the fist third of the 20-th century. The main periods of the musician’s creative and pedagogical activity are traced in it. Many dates and facts in the history of the Mollas are defined more exactly. A list of his musical compositions known nowadays is also included.
Valerian Molla, musical culture of Taganrog, conductor, pedagogue, composer.