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).

News

Performances

15th August 2020

SOLOISTS
Ilya Yakushev, Piano
PERFORMERS
San Luis Obispo Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Andrew Sewell
LOCATION
Performing Arts Center / San Luis Obispo, CA / United States

24th September 2020

PERFORMERS
WVU Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Mitchell Arnold
LOCATION
Lyell B. Clay Theatre, Morgantown, WV, United States

8th October 2020

SOLOISTS
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
PERFORMERS
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
LOCATION
Orpheum Theater, New Orleans, LA, United States

9th October 2020

SOLOISTS
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
PERFORMERS
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
LOCATION
First Baptist Church, Covington, LA, United States

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