|Valerian A. Rusanov 1866 – 1918)
Valerian A. Rusanov, b. 10 (22) January 1866, Moscow - the mind. July 17, 1918, the same place - Russian guitarist, composer, teacher and writer on music, musical and public figure. He has made a great contribution to the popularization of the guitar in Russia. According to the versatility of its activities in the field of guitar is a unique phenomenon. Guitarist, educator, composer (wrote about 300 works), historian guitar, editor and publisher of the magazine "Guitarist" (1904-1906), editor of "Music guitarist" 1907-1908, a journalist of the same magazine, and the magazine "Accord" in 1911 and 1913, 1914, head of an guitarists Moscow Society of mandolin and guitar players and guitar organizer of "Mean" in it, conductor of the orchestra of folk instruments of the Moscow society of playing folk music lovers and secular singing, guitarist-singer, public musical activities; either before or after him, not only in Russia, but throughout the history of the guitar world guitar does not know and does not know of such a figure.
He was a man of bold, decisive and selfless.
Rusanov made a new page in the history of the guitar, raised forgotten names, extracted from the ashes of an ancient tomes, thanks to his educated musicians began to treat the guitar with due respect and tools, among other tools, has taken its rightful place. Thanks to VA Rusanov there was a rapprochement true fans of the guitar.
The motto of the educational activities of Valerian Roussanova were the words "music - sounding soul", based on her he placed the study of classical literature. He not only taught his students to play the guitar, but also educated them as guitarists and as citizens".