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Nationally renowned music theorist dies aged 79

Update: May, 27/2014 - 09:35
Late music theorist Ho Quang Binh
HA NOI  (VNS) — Famed music theorist Ho Quang Binh passed away on Sunday in Ha Noi. He was 79.

Born in the central province of Nghe An's Quynh Luu District, he was trained at the Kiev Conservatory and was an active contributor to the Ha Noi Musicians Association. He worked as a deputy chairman of the Ha Noi Union for Literature and Arts from 2006 and chairman of the Ha Noi Musicians Association from 2010.

He directed valuable music research including The History of Ha Noi's Modern Music in the Early 20th Century and Ha Noi's Songs in the 20th and Early 21st Century, and was also the author of a book titled The History of Viet Nam Ballet and Opera Theatre.

His funeral will be held today in Ha Noi. — VNS




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