Select language:

Rodion Shchedrin's 85th birthday widely Celebrated

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Rodion Shchedrin's 85th birthday widely Celebrated

Rodion Shchedrin's 85th birthday widely Celebrated


16.12.2017

youtube.comComposer Rodion Shchedrin turned 85 on December, 16. Russian president has awarded Shchedrin the Order of Honor for a huge contribution to the development of the art of music. national music and longstanding creativity, RIA Novosti reported.

Vladimir Putin has also mentioned that some music pieces of Rodion Shchedrin are famous worldwide. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev praised Rodion Shchedrin's compositions for “Russian soul , expression and sincerity.” In all, the composer received many birthday wishes and compliments on his music that has become the part of national culture long ago.

Let us remember, Music festival dated to the 85th anniversary of Rodion Shchedrin started the eve before in Moscow. Best musicians came to participate, such as Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, cellist Mischa Mayski, and many others.

Rodion Schedrin composed vast quantity of symphony and chamber music pieces, operas and choir music. Such ballets as Carmen Suite (based on Georges Bizet's opera music), Anna Karenina (libretto is based on the Leo Tolstoy novel), Dead Souls based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol, Lolita (based on Vladimir Nabokov's novel) made Shchedrin widely recognized.

Russkiy Mir

Publications

Foreigners put blind trust in stories about Russian bears, nuclear threat and ubiquarian KGB agents. However, the list of the most convincing myths about Russia is topped by the one of Russian drinking. It turned out to be so strong and persistent that even the Russians have believed  it. It is not a mere coincidence that our fellow citizens think Russian people have always drunk, and a holiday  feast is considered to be a national tradition. Who made the whole world believe the banal stereotypes? Why do all historians claim the opposite and who benefits from the myth of Russian drinking?
Our compatriot community includes a lot of dynamic female members that have managed to realize their potential in another countries and provide assistance to those who have faced difficulties. Elizaveta Donnery, a solicitor from Ireland, Natalia Zhukova, a family psychologist from Finland, and Anastasia Tikhonova, a member of the Russian Women Association in Malaysia and a volunteer helping women who face domestic violence, tell us about their activities.