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Festival honors 85th anniversary of Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin

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Festival honors 85th anniversary of Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin


15.12.2017

Moscow PhilharmonicFestival dated to the 85th anniversary of Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin starts today in Russian capital, TASS reports. 

Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev to be on the stage tonight. Composer has shared that he will to play the piano part together with Mikhail Pletnev. Also Rodion Schedrin going to accompany cello player Mischa Mayski. Singer Pelageya Kurennaya, pianist Dmitry Shishkin and other musicians will partricipate in the gala concert .

Mariinsky Theater Orchestra under Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theater soloists will continue to praise maestro tomorrow. The long history of collaboration link composer with St Petersburgmusic scene. His operas and ballets were staged there multiple times.

Festival will conclude with Not Only Love opera by Shchedrin.

Such ballets as Carmen Suite based on Georges Bizet's opera, Anna Karenina (libretto is based on the Leo Tolstoy novel), Dead Souls based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol, Lolita based on Nabokov's namesake novel made Shchedrin widely recognized. Most of his ballets are written for his long-life spouse, world-recognised ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaya. He's also composed symphony and chamber pieces, operas and choir music.

He was awarded numerous times, in particular Rodion Shchedrin won the Lenin Prize (1984), USSR State Prize (1972), and the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1992).

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