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

20th October 2022

SOLOISTS
Uliana Drugova
PERFORMERS
Étienne Béchard; Grands Ballets
CONDUCTOR
Dina Gilbert
LOCATION
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Place des Arts, Montréal , QC, Canada

21st October 2022

SOLOISTS
Uliana Drugova
PERFORMERS
Étienne Béchard; Grands Ballets
CONDUCTOR
Dina Gilbert
LOCATION
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Place des Arts, Montréal , QC, Canada

22nd October 2022

SOLOISTS
Uliana Drugova
PERFORMERS
Étienne Béchard; Grands Ballets
CONDUCTOR
Dina Gilbert
LOCATION
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Place des Arts, Montréal , QC, Canada

23rd October 2022

SOLOISTS
Uliana Drugova
PERFORMERS
Étienne Béchard; Grands Ballets
CONDUCTOR
Dina Gilbert
LOCATION
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Place des Arts, Montréal , QC, Canada

8th December 2022

PERFORMERS
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Simone Young
LOCATION
Symphony Center, Chicago, IL, United States of America

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