Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky 30 December [O.S. 17 December] 1904 – 14 February 1987) was a Russian composer.
He helped to set up the Union of Soviet Composers in Moscow and remained one of its leading figures. He was a prolific composer of piano music and chamber music; many of his piano works have been performed by Vladimir Horowitz. He is probably best known in the West for the “Comedians’ Galop” from The Comedians Suite, Op. 26.