Rodion Shchedrin

b. 1932

Russian

Summary

The Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, born in Moscow in 1932, began his musical career as a singer in the choir school of that city. He studied composition at the Moscow Conservatory.

Shchedrin combines folklore and tradition with collage, aleatoric and other contemporary techniques. Ballet music has always occupied a special place in Shchedrin's catalogue of works. His "Carmen Suite," an adaptation of George Bizet for strings and percussion, is one of the most frequently performed ballet suites of the twentieth century. It received its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre, as did the 1971 ballet music "Anna Karenina", written for his wife Maya Plisseskaya, "The Gull" (1979) and "Lady with a Little Dog" (1985).

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Performances

10th March 2023

PERFORMERS
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
LOCATION
Peace Center Auditorium, Greenville , SC, United States of America

10th March 2023

SOLOISTS
Yefim Bronfman
PERFORMERS
Brian Sanders; Philadelphia Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Kensho Watanabe
LOCATION
Verizon Hall Kimmel Center for the Performing ARts, Philadelphia , PA, United States of America

11th March 2023

PERFORMERS
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
LOCATION
Peace Center Auditorium, Greenville , SC, United States of America

11th March 2023

SOLOISTS
Yefim Bronfman
PERFORMERS
Brian Sanders; Philadelphia Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Kensho Watanabe
LOCATION
Verizon Hall Kimmel Center for the Performing ARts, Philadelphia , PA, United States of America

12th March 2023

PERFORMERS
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
LOCATION
Peace Center Auditorium, Greenville , SC, United States of America

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