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Rodion Shchedrin (Composer)

Rodion Shchedrin (Composer)

Born
16 December 1932 in Moscow.

Education
At Moscow Choral College from 1945-1950. At Moscow Conservatory from 1950-1955 (composition under Shaporin; piano under Flier). Postgraduate studies from 1955-1959.

Principal Works
Three symphonies, five pianoconcertos, orchestral suites, chamber music, pianoworks, operas ("Not for Love Alone" and "Dead Souls"), ballets ("Humpbacked Horse", "Anna Karenina", "Seagull", "Lady with a Lapdog", etc.), vocal and choral music.

Style
His early works are written in an orthodox Soviet idiom. In the 1960s Shchedrin began incorporating different styles of music, such as Neoclassicism, pop music and jazz; in the 1970s he found his personal synthesis. Shchedrin defines his position as "post-avant-garde".
David Fanning wrote an essay on Shchedrin and his Symphony No. 2.
The composer himself wrote a counterstatement on several incorrect details and misinterpreations in Fanning‘s essay.




Works
In fact Rodion Shchedrin didn‘t use opus numbers. Here opus numbers are used to facilitate indexing.
Opus 1: Two Choruses to Lyrics by Alexander Pushkin for unaccompanied mixed chorus (1950)

Opus 2: Suite for clarinet and piano (1951)

First performance in 1952 in Moscow by B. Prorvich (clarinet) and R. Shchedrin (piano).
Opus 3: "The Willow", vocalise for unaccompanied mixed chorus (1954)
Opus 4: "They Knew Mayakovsky", incidental music to the play by V. Katanyan (1954)

Opus 5: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D major (1954)

First performance on 7 November 1954 in Moscow by the Conservatory Student Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano).
Re-orchestrated in 1974.
First performance of the re-orchestrated version: 5 May 1974 in Moscow by the USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano).
LP Melodiya C10 21273: Leningrad PO, A. Dmitriev (cond), V. Krainev (piano)
LP Melodiya 149 001: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), N. Petrov (piano)
LP Melodiya C10 05135-36: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-36907-2: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Olympia OCD 259: Leningrad PO, A. Dmitriev (cond), V. Krainev (piano)

Opus 6: "Tempo", incidental music to the play by N. Pogodin (1955)
Opus 7: "The Little Humpbacked Horse", ballet in four acts (1956)

First performance on 4 March 1960 in Moscow by the Bolshoi Theatre, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond).
LP Melodiya C10 24545: Moscow Stanislavsky & Nemerovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre Orchestra, G. Zhemchuzhin (cond)
LP Melodiya A10 00389: (Maiden‘s Round Dance) USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-60121-2: (Maiden‘s Round Dance) USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Olympia OCD 219: Moscow Stanislavsky & Nemerovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre Orchestra, G. Zhemchuzhin (cond)

Opus 7A: "The Little Humpbacked Horse", first suite from the ballet for symphony orchestra (1955)
First performance in 1956 in Moscow by the State Cinematographic SO, A. Gauk (cond).
Cassette Collets CML 2022: Moscow Stanislavsky Theatre Orchestra, Zhemchuzhin (cond)

Opus 8: "First Symphony", incidental music to the play by A. Gladkov (1956)
Opus 9: "Mistery-Buffo", incidental music to the play by V. Mayakovsky (1957)

Opus 10: Music to the film "The Height" (1957)

Scenario by N. Papava and Y. Vorobyov.
Opus 11: Music to the film "The Communist" (1957)
Scenario by Y. Gabrilovich.
Opus 12: Variation on a Theme by Glinka for piano (1957)
Opus 13: Toccatina for piano (1958)

Opus 14: Symphony No. 1 (1958)

First performance on 6 December 1958 in Moscow by the Moscow PO, N. Rakhlin (cond).
LP Melodiya CM 02723-4: Moscow State Philharmonic SO, N. Anosov (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 05135: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-60121-2: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)

Opus 15: "The Sword of Damocles", incidental music to the play by N. Hikmet (1959)
Opus 16: Music to the film "People on the Bridge" (1959)

Scenario by S. Antonov.
Opus 17: Music to the film "Normandie-Newman (1960)
Scenario by K. Simonov, C. Spaak and E. Triolet.
Opus 18: Music to the film "What If It Is Love?" (1961)
Scenario by I. Olshansky, Y. Raizman and N. Rudneva.
Opus 19: Music to the film "The Bath-House" (1961)
Scenario by V. Mayakovsky.
Opus 20: Piano Pieces (1952-1961)
Poem; Four Pieces from the ballet "The Humpbacked Horse"; Humoresque; Imitating Albeniz; Troika; Two Polyphonic Pieces.
Listen to Shchedrin‘s Scherzino for piano from the ballet "The Humpbacked Horse".
LP Opus 9111 0342: (Humoresque) L. Majlingova (piano)
LP Melodiya C10 25671: (Humoresque; Imitating Albeniz) E. Grach (violin), A. Maloletkova (piano)
LP Melodiya C10 26681: (Imitating Albeniz; Troika) A. Malkus (piano)
LP Melodiya C20 17171-72: (Imitating Albeniz) Accordion Orchestra, V. Somorov (cond)
CD AIR CD-9006: (Two Polyphonic Pieces) A. Uspenskaya (piano)
CD Olympia OCD 259: (Troika; Maiden‘s Round Dance; Scherzino; Ivan and His Elder Brothers; Two Polyphonic Pieces; Humoresque; Imitating Albeniz) R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-49127-2: (Imitating Albeniz; Two Polyphonic Pieces; Three Pieces from "The Humpbacked Horse"; Humoresque; Album for the Youth) R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00089: (Album for the Youth) R. Shchedrin (piano)

Opus 21: "Thunderstorm", incidental music to the play by N. Ostrovsky (1961)
Opus 22: "Not Love Alone", opera in three acts with epilogue (1961)

First performance on 25 December 1961 in Moscow by the Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond).
LP Melodiya C10 06847: Vocal Soloists, Lithuanian Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Geniusas (cond)

Opus 23: "Song and Ditties of Varvara" from the Opera "Not Love Alone" (1961)
Arrangement for mezzo-soprano and piano.
CD Melodiya 74321-49125-2: I. Arkhipova (mezzo-soprano), R. Shchedrin (piano)

Opus 24: Chamber Suite (1961)
For twenty violins, harp, accordion and two double basses.
First performance in 1962 in Moscow by a Violin Ensemble of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Y. Reyentovich (cond).
LP Melodiya CM 02723-4: Violinists Ensemble of Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR, Y. Reyentovich (cond)
CD Olympia OCD 219: Violinists Ensemble of Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR, Y. Reyentovich (cond)

Opus 25: Piano Sonata (1962)
First performance on 24 April 1968 in Moscow by D. Bashkirov (piano).
LP Melodiya C10 26681: A. Malkus (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-49127-2: R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Olympia OCD 259: R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-49127-2: R. Shchedrin (piano)

Opus 26: Concerto for orchestra No. 1 "Naughty Limericks" (1963)
First performance in September 1963 in warsaw by the Radio & TV Large SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
First performance in Russia on 17 November 1963 in Moscow by the Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond).
LP Melodiya A10 00389: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD CBS: New York PO, L. Bernstein (cond)
CD Curtain Call PS 0003-2: Pittsburg SO, M. Jansons (cond)
CD DG 471 136 2: Russian National Orchestra, Pletnev (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-49125-2: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond)
CD Naxos 8.553038: Ukraine National Orchestra, Theodor Kuchar (cond)

Opus 27: "Bureaucratiade", satirical cantata for soloists, chorus ans small orchestra (1963)
To texts of "Rules for Those Staying at the Kurpaty Boarding House".
First performance on 24 February 1965 in Moscow by an Ensemble of Soloists and Chamber Orchestra, V. Delman (cond).
Opus 28: "Not Love Alone", first symphonic suite from the opera for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (1964)
LP Melodiya C10 24545: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), I. Arkhipova
LP Melodiya A10 00389: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), I. Arkhipova
LP HMV-Melodiya ASD 3447: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), I. Arkhipova
CD Melodiya 74321-49125-2: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), I. Arkhipova
Opus 29: Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues Volume 1 for piano (1964)
Nos. 1 - 12 in sharp keys.
First performance on 20 April 1965 in Moscow by R. Shchedrin (piano).
CD Olympia OCD 438: M. McLachlan (piano)
CD Olympia OCD 259: (C major; A minor) R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-49127-2: R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 10 015: (Nos. 10 & 12) V. Yurigin-Klevke (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-49127-2: (C major; A minor) R. Shchedrin (piano)

Opus 30: "The Little Humpbacked Horse", second suite from the ballet for symphony orchestra (1965)
LP Melodiya C 0583-4
Opus 31: Symphony No. 2 "Twenty-Five Preludes" (1962-1965)
First performance on 11 April 1965 in Moscow by the USSR Radio & TV Large SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond).
CD Melodiya SUCD 10 00090: USSR Radio & TV Large SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-60122-2: USSR Radio & TV Large SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
CD Chandos CHAN 9552: BBC PO, V. Sinaisky (cond)

Opus 32: "Three Solfege Exercises", sonata for high voice and piano (1965)
First performance on 13 October 1967 in Moscow by Z. Dolukhanova (voice) and N. Svetlanova (piano).
Opus 33: "Laments" for voice with piano accompaniment (1965)
Traditional words by V. Bokov.
First performance on 31 January 1966 in Moscow by I. Arkhipova (voice) and R. Shchedrin (piano).
Opus 34: "Tyorkin in the Hereafter", incidental music to the play by A. Tvardovsky (1966)
Opus 35: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1966)

Dedicated to Maya Plisetskaya.
First performance on 5 January 1967 in Moscow by the USSR Radio & TV Large SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano).
LP Melodiya C10 10031-2: USSR Academy SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), N. Petrov (piano)
LP Melodiya 149 001: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-36907-2: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Hyperion CDA 67425: BBC Scottish SO, Andrew Litton (cond), Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Opus 36: Carmen Suite, ballet in one act (1967)
First performance on 20 April 1967 in Moscow by the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond).
Opus 37: Carmen Suite for strings and percussion (1967)
Cassette Collets CML 2022: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Armenian State Percussion & Chamber Ensemble, V. Spivakov (cond)
LP Melodiya 150025: Percussion and Strings of the USSR Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
CD BIS CD 232/382: Helsinborg SO, Kroumata Percussion Ensemble, Farberman
CD Chandos CHAN: I Musici de Montreal, Ensemble Repercussion, Y. Turovsky (cond)
CD Claves CD 50-2207: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Misha Rachlevsky (cond)
CD Connoisseur Society CD 4213: Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Spalding (cond)
CD Delos DE 3208: Monte Carlo PO, J. DePreist (cond)
CD EMI CDC 7 47198 2: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, G. Schwarz (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-36908-2: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
CD Mediaphon MED 72 167: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Davies (cond)
CD Naxos 8.553038: Ukraine National Orchestra, Theodor Kuchar (cond)
CD DG 471 136 2: Russian National Orchestra, Pletnev (cond)
DVD Arthaus 100 182: The Cullberg Ballet
Opus 38: "Symphonic Fanfares", festive overture for symphony orchestra (1967)
LP Melodiya D 029007-8: USSR Radio SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
Opus 39: "Poetoria", concerto for poet accompanied by a woman‘s voice, mixed chorus and symphony orchestra (1968)
To words by A. Voznesensky.
First performance on 24 February 1968 in Moscow by the USSR Radio & TV SO and Chorus, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), A. Voznesensky (poet)
LP Melodiya C10 04943-4: USSR State Radio and TV Large SO and Chorus, I. Gusman (cond)

Opus 40: Four Choruses to Lyrics by Alexander Tvardovsky for unaccompanied mixed chorus (1968)
CD Melodiya 74321-60121-2: Moscow Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, B. Tevlin (cond)
Opus 41: Music to the film "Anna Karenina" (1968)
Scenario by V. Katanyan and A. Zarkhi.
Opus 42: Concerto for orchestra No. 2 "The Chimes" (1968)
First performance on 11 January 1968 in New York by the New York PO, L. Bernstein (cond).
CD DG 471 136 2: Russian National Orchestra, Pletnev (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-60121-2: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)

Opus 43: Music to the film "The Subject for a Short Story" (1969)
Scenario by L. Malyugin.
Opus 44: "Lenin is Amongst Us", oratorio for soprano, alt and bass, mixed chorus and symphony orchestra (1969)
Traditional text. Dedicated to Lenin‘s centenary.
First performance on 6 February 1970 in Moscow by the USSR Radio & TV SO and Chorus, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), L. Zykina, L. Belobragina & A. Eisen (soloists).
CD Olympia OCD 204: USSR Radio Chorus & SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)

Opus 45: Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues Volume 2 for piano (1970)
Nos. 13 - 24 in flat keys.
First performance of the complete cycle on 27 January 1971 by the composer.
CD Melodia 74321 36906 2: R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Olympia OCD 438: M. McLachlan (piano)

Opus 46: "Anna Karenina", ballet in three acts (1971)
First performance on 10 June 1972 in Moscow by the Bolshoi Theatre, Y. Simonov (cond).
LP Angel SKB 4126
CD Russian Disc RDCD 10 030: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Y. Simonov (cond) (2 CD-set)
CD Melodiya 74321-36908-2: (Excerpts) USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)

Opus 47: "Not Love Alone", second version for chamber orchestra (1971)
First performance on 20 January 1972 by the Moscow Chamber Opera Theater, Y. Delman (cond)
Opus 48: Four Choruses to Lyrics by Andrei Voznesensky for unaccompanied mixed chorus (1971)
CD Melodiya 74321-60121-2: Moscow Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, B. Tevlin (cond)
Opus 49: "Anna Karenina", romantic music for symphony orchestra (1972)
First performance on 24 October 1972 in Moscow by the USSR Radio & TV Large SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond).
Cd Curtain Call PS 0003-2: Pittsburg SO, M. Jansons(cond)
CD Melodia 74321 36908 2: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)

Opus 50: "Polyphonic Notebook", twenty-five preludes for piano (1972)
First performance on 31 March 1973 in Moscow by R. Shchedrin (piano).
CD Melodiya SUCD 10 00076: A. Chulovsky (organ)
CD AIR CD-9006: A. Uspenskaya (piano)
CD MCA Classics AED 1021: A. Malkus (piano)
CD Olympia OCD 438: M. McLachlan (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-36906-2: R. Shchedrin (piano)

Opus 51: "Russian Villages" for unaccompanied mixed chorus (1973)
Chorus to lyrics by Ivan Khabarov.
Opus 52: "In the Style of Albeniz" for violin and piano (1973)
Opus 53: Piano Concerto No. 3 "Variations and Theme" (1973)

First performance on 5 May 1974 in Moscow by the USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano).
LP Melodiya C10 10031-2: USSR Academy SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), N. Petrov (piano)
LP Melodiya C10 05135-36: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Russian Disc RD CD 11 129: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-36907-2: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), R. Shchedrin (piano)

Opus 54: "The Nursery" (1974)
Transcription of Mussorgsky‘s vocal cycle for voice and symphony orchestra.
First performance on 5 March 1975 in Stockholm by the Stockholm Royal Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), E. Soderstroem (voice).
Opus 55: "A Woman was Washing Clothes" for unaccompanied mixed chorus (1975)
Chorus to lyrics by J. Lyapin.
Opus 56: "Dead Souls", opera in three acts (1976)
First performance on 7 June 1977 in Moscow by the Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Y. Temirkanov (cond).
CD Melodiya 74321-29347-2: Bolshoi Chorus and Orchestra, Y. Temirkanov (cond) (2 CD-set)

Opus 57: "The Seagull", ballet in two acts (1979)
First performance in 1980 in Moscow by the Bolshoi Theatre, A. Lazarev (cond).
LP Melodiya C10 17683-6: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, A. Lazarev (cond)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 10050: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, A. Lazarev (cond)

Opus 58: "The Frescoes of Dionysios" for nine instruments (1981)
First performance in October 1981 in Moscow by Soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra.
LP Melodiya A10 00071: Bolshoi Theatre Solists Ensemble, A. Lazarev (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-49125-2: Bolshoi Theatre Solists Ensemble, A. Lazarev (cond)

Opus 59: "Notebook for the Youth", fifteen pieces for piano (1981)
First performance in March 1982 in Moscow by R. Shchedrin (piano).
LP Melodiya C10 26681: V. Krainev (piano)
LP Melodiya A10 00071: R. Shchedrin (piano)

Opus 60: Solemn Overture (1982)
Symphonic Salute on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the USSR.
First performance in December 1982 in Moscow by the USSR Symphonic Academy Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond).
LP Melodiya A10 00389: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-60121-2: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)

Opus 61: "The Execution of Pugachev", poem for mixed chorus a cappella (1981)
Text by Alexander Pushkin. Duration: 12‘.
First performance on 10 March 1983 in Tallinn by the Moscow Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, Boris Tevlin (cond).
LP Melodiya C10 22951: Moscow Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, Boys Chorus of Moscow Chorus College, B. Tevlin (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-60121-2: Moscow Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, Boys Chorus of Moscow Chorus College, B. Tevlin (cond)

Opus 62: "Lines (Stanzas)" from "Eugen Onegin" for mixed chorus a cappella (1981)
Text by Alexander Pushkin.
First performance in May 1982 in Moscow by the Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, B. Tevlin (cond).
LP Melodiya C10 22951: Moscow Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, B. Tevlin (cond)

Opus 63: Concertino in four movements for chorus a cappella (1982)
Commissioned by the Cork International Choral Festival. Duration: 10‘.
First performance on 5 May 1982 in Cork, Ireland by the Cork Festival Chorus and the Lialiumai Chorus, Albinas Piatrauskas (cond).
LP Melodiya C10 22951: Moscow Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, B. Tevlin (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-60121-2: Moscow Conservatory Student‘s Chorus, B. Tevlin (cond)

Opus 64: "Hommage a Chopin" for four pianos (1983)
First performance on 17 July 1983 in Munich by R. Shchedrin, C. Corea, N. Economy & P. Gulda (piano).
Opus 65: "Musical Offering" for organ, three flutes, three bassoons and three trombones (1983)
Written for the 300th Anniversary of J.S. Bach‘s birth.
First performance on 21 October 1983 in Moscow by R. Shchedrin (organ), A. Korneyev, A. Poplavsky & I. Kopchevsky (flute), A. Arnitsans, A. Kapchelya & Y. Yevstrafiev (bassoon), N. Mironov, S. Shkolnik & E. Osipov (trombone).
LP Melodiya A10 00365: Chamber Ensemble, A. Dainiene (organ)
CD ZYX Music CLA 10005-2: Chamber Ensemble, R. Shchedrin (organ)

Opus 66: "The Seagull", suite from the ballet for symphony orchestra (1984)
First performance on 14 January 1986 in New York by the New York National Orchestra, A. Kassuto (cond).
CD Ondine ODE 955-2: Helsinki PO, Olli Mustonen (cond), Marko Ylönen (cello)

Opus 67: "Music for the Town of Kothen" for chamber orchestra (1984)
First performance on 17 February 1985 in Berlin by the Berlin Chamber Orchestra.
LP Melodiya A10 00207: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, V. Spivakov (cond)

Opus 68: "Self-Portrait", variations for symphony orchestra (1984)
First performance on 15 May 1984 in Moscow by the USSR State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond).
LP Melodiya A10 00207: USSR SO, J. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-49126-2: USSR State PO, J. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00089: USSR State PO, J. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Ulmer SCM 66220: Ulm Philharmonic So, J. Gaehres (cond)

Opus 69: "Echo Sonata" for solo violin (1984)
Written for the 300th Anniversary of J.S. Bach‘s birth.
First performance on 27 June 1985 in Cologne by U. Hoelscher (violin).
CD Ars Musici AM 1356-2: D. Sitkovetsky (violin)
CD EMI Classics 7243 5 57384 2 4 : M. Vengerov (violin)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00089: S.Stadler (violin)
CD Olympia OCD 140: S.Stadler (violin)

Opus 70: "The Lady with the Lapdog", ballet in one act (1985)
First performance on 20 November 1985 in Moscow by the Bolshoi Theatre, A. Lazarev (cond).
Opus 70A: Music for strings, two oboes, two horns and celesta (1986)
First performance in April 1987 in Leningrad by the Leningrad State Philharmonic Academic SO, F. Glushchenko (cond).
LP Melodiya A10 00199: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestre, A. Lazarev (cond) (2 LP-set)
CD Olympia OCD 262: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestre, A. Lazarev (cond)
CD Col legno 0647 287: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, V. Spivakov (cond)
CD RCA Victor Red Seal 09026 61189 2: Moscow Virtuosi, V. Spivakov (cond)
CD Zyx-Melodiya MEL 46039-2: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestre, A. Lazarev (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-49126-2: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestre, A. Lazarev (cond)

Opus 71: "The Geometry of Sound" for chamber orchestra (1987)
First performance in May 1987 in Cologne by Soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, A. Lazarev (cond).
Opus 72: "Three Shepherds", trio for flute, oboe and clarinet (1988)
First performance on 25 July 1988 in Kuhmo (Finland) by Soloists of the Kirov State Opera and Ballet Theatre SO.
Opus 73: "Nina and the Twelve Months" (1988)
Musical in two acts on a libretto by T. Futjita after S. Marshak‘s story.
First performance on 8 August 1988 in Tokyo.
Opus 74: "Stikhira for the Millennium of Christianisation of Russia" for symphony orchestra (1988)
Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich.
First performance in march 1988 in Washington by the Washington National SO, M. Rostropovich (cond).
CD Melodiya 74321-60122-2: USSR Ministry of Culture SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
CD Erato 0630-17722-2: Washington National SO, M. Rostropovich (cond), A-S. Mutter (violin)

Opus 75: "The Sealed Angel", Russian liturgy for mixed chorus a cappella with shepherd‘s pipe (1988)
Russian orthodox text. Duration: 60‘.
First performance on 18 June 1988 in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow by the Moscow Chamber Chorus and the State Academic Chorus of the USSR, Vladimir Minin (cond), Alexander Golyshev (flute).
CD Melodiya 74321-36905-2: Moscow Chamber Chorus, USSR Russian Chorus, V. Minin (cond)
CD Sonora Records SO 22582 CD: New England Conservatory Camerata, Longy Chamber Singers, Cooke de Varon (cond)
CD: Berlin Radio Chorus

Opus 76: Concerto for orchestra No. 3 "Old Russian Circus Music" (1989)
Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for its 100th anniversary. Duration: 25‘.
First performance on 25 October 1990 in Chicago by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, L. Maazel (cond).
CD Chandos CHAN 9552: BBC PO, V. Sinaisky (cond)

Opus 77: Concerto for orchestra No. 4 "Round Dances (Khorovody)" (1989)
Commissioned by the Suntory LTD. Duration: 25‘.

First performance on 2 November 1989 in the Suntory Hall of Tokyo by the Tokyo SO, N. Totsuka (cond).
Opus 78: "Flageolets for Toru Takemitsu" for symphony orchestra (1990)
First performance on 9 October 1990 in Tokyo by the Tokyo SO, H. Iwaki (cond).
Opus 79: "Russian Tunes (Russkie Naigryshi)" for cello solo (1990)
Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich.
First performance in November 1990 in Paris.
Opus 80: Piano Concerto No. 4 "Sharp Keys" (1991)
First performance on 11 June 1992 in Washington by the Washington National SO, M. Rostropovich (cond), N. Petrov (piano).
Opus 81: "Long Life (Mnogia Leta)" for mixed chorus, piano solo and three groups of percussion instruments (1991)
Dedicated to G. Rozhdestvensky.
First performance on 5 May 1991 in Moscow with V. Polyansky (cond).
Opus 82: "Prayer (Molenie)" for mixed chorus and symphony orchestra (1991)
To words by Yehudi Menuhin.
First performance on 7 March 1991 in Moscow by the Moscow Chamber Chorus and the USSR Ministry of Culture SO, Y. Menuhin (cond).
Opus 83: "Tango by Albeniz opus 165" (1991)
Transcription for full symphony orchestra.
First performance in April 1991 in Madrid with G. Rozhdestvensky (cond).
Opus 84: "Lolita", opera in three acts after Vladimir Nabokov‘s novel (1993)
Duration: 180‘. First performance: 14 December 1994 in Stockholm by the Royal Opera of Stockholm, Mstslav Rostropovich (cond).
Opus 85: Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (1993)
Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Duration: 25‘.
First performance on 30 September 1994 in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh SO, Lorin Maazel (cond), George Vosburgh (trumpet)
CD Finlandia 3984-23390-2: Finnish Radio SO, Saraste (cond), J. Harjanne (trumpet)

Opus 86: "Vosburgh‘s Encore" for trumpet and orchestra (1993)
Duration: 5‘.
Opus 87: Concerto for cello and orchestra "Sotto Voce"(1994)
Commissioned by Sir Jon and Lady Lyons for Mstslav Rostropovich and the London Symphony Orchestra. Duration: 35‘.
First performance on 8 November 1994 in London by the London SO, Seiji Ozawa (cond), Mstislav Rostropowitsch (cello).
CD Ondine ODE 955-2: Helsinki PO, Olli Mustonen (cond), Marko Ylönen (cello)
CD Teldec 4509 94570 2: London SO, S. Ozawa (cond), M. Rostropovich (cello)

Opus 88: "Echos on a Cantus Firmus by Orlando di Lasso" for organ and soprano recorder (1994)
Duration: 9‘. First performance on 5 November 1994 in Munich by Markus Zahnhausen (flute) and Elisabeth Zawadke (organ)
Opus 89: "Chrystal Gusli" for symphony orchestra (1994)
Dedicated to Toru Takemitsu. Duration: 10‘.
First performance on 21 November 1994 in Moscow by the Moscow State SO, I. Golovchin (cond).
Opus 90: "Russian Photographies", music for string orchestra (1994)
Dedicated to Vladimir Spivakov and the "Moscow Virtuosi". Duration: 23‘.
First performance on 29 Juli 1995 in Gstaad by the Moscow Virtuosi, V. Spivakov (cond).
CD Claves CD 50-2207: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Misha Rachlevsky (cond)

Opus 91: "Shepherd‘s Pipes of Vologda" for oboe, english horn, horn and strings (1995)
Hommage to Bartok. Commissioned by the Hungarian Radio. Duration: 8‘.
First performance on 1 October 1995 in the Marble Hall of Budapest by the Concentus Hungaricus Chamber Orchestra, Laszlo Kovacs (cond), Bela Kollar (oboe), Gergely Hamar (englisch horn), Zoltan Varga (horn)
Opus 92: "Piano-Terzetto" for violin, cello and piano (1995)
Commisioned by l‘Association Parade", Paris to the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio. Duration: 25‘.
First performance on 17 April 1996 in the Conservatorio "G. Verdi" of Milan by the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio (Alexandre Brussilovsky (violin), Anatole Liebermann (cello), Konstantin Bogino (piano))
Opus 93: "Glorification (Velicanie)" for string orchestra (1995)
Commissioned by the World Economic Forum. Duration: 9‘.
First performance on 6 Februar 1996 in Davos at the World Economic Forum by the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (cond).
CD Claves CD 50-2207: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Misha Rachlevsky (cond)

Opus 94: "The House of Ice", Russian fairy-tale for marimba solo (1995)
Duration: 4‘. First performance on 17 March in the Small Hall of Munich, Gasteig by Dmitri Nedelev (marimba)
Opus 95: "Music From Afar" for two bass recorders (1996)
I: Music from afar; II: Slavonic Dance.
For Markus Zahnhausen. Duration: 6‘.
First performance on 9 November 1996 in the Laetare Church of Munich by Markus Zahnhausen and Markus Bartholome (bass-recorders)
Opus 96: "Two Tangos by Albeniz" for orchestra (1996)
Duration: 10‘. First performance on 9 August 1997 in the Peabody Auditorium of Daytona by the London SO, M. Rostropovich (cond)
CD Curtain Call PS 0003-2: Pittsburg SO, M. Jansons (cond)
CD Ulmer SCM 66220: Ulm Philharmonic SO, J. Gaehres (cond)

Opus 97: Sonata for cello and piano (1996)
For Mstislav Rostropovich. Duration: 28‘.
First performance on 5 May 1997 in Monte Carlo by Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) and Rodion Shchedrin (piano).
Opus 98: "Slava, Slava" for orchestra (1997)
Decicated to Mstslav Rostropovich for his 70th birthday. Duration: 5‘.
First performance: 27 March 1997 in Paris by the Orchestra National de France, Seiji Ozawa (cond).
Opus 99: "Pastorale" for clarinet and piano (1997)
For Juerg Widmann. Duration: 6‘.
First performance on 10 April 1997 in the Carl Orff-Saal, Gasteig of Munich by Juerg Widmann (clarinet) and Moritz Eggert (piano)
Opus 100: "Balalaika" for violin solo (1997)
For Maxim Vengerov. Duration: 3‘.
First performance on 29 March 1999 in Budapest by Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Opus 101: Piano Sonata No. 2 (1997)
For Yefim Bronfman. Duration: 20‘.
First performance on 26 April 1997 in Oslo by Yefim Bronfman (piano).
Opus 102: "Concerto Dolce" for viola, stringorchestra and harp (1997)
Duration: 25‘. First performance on 30 December 1997 in Moscow by the Moscow Solists, Yuri Bashmet (cond & viola).
Opus 103: Concerto Cantabile for violin and stringorchestra (1997)
Dedicated to Maxim Vengerov. Duration: 25‘.
First performance on 10 July 1998 in the Tonhalle of Zurich by the Tonhalle Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (cond), Maxim Vengerov (violin).
CD EMI CDC 5 56966 2: London SO, M. Rostropovich (cond), M. Vengerov (violin)

Opus 104: Concerto for Orchestra No. 5 "Four Russian Songs" for symphony orchestra (1998)
Commissioned by the BBC for the Proms Season 1998 to Dmitri Sitkovetsky. Duration: 17‘.
First performance on 7 August 1998 in the Royal Albert Hall of London by the Ulster Orchestra, D. Sitkovetsky (cond)
Opus 105: "Variations and Theme" for violin solo (1998)
Composed for the Fourth International Violin Competition "Leopold Mozart" in Augsburg. Duration: 9‘.
First performance on 21 November 1999 in Augsburg.
Opus 106: "Menuhin Sonata" for violin and piano (1999)
Commisioned by the Credit Suisse Private Banking. Duration: 20‘.
First performance on 30 July 1999 in Saanen by Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin) and Michel Dalberto (piano)
Opus 107: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1999)
Commissioned by SAVCOR (Hannu and Ulla Savisalo). Dedicated to Olli Mustonen. Duration: 32‘.
First performance on 21 October 1999 in the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles PO, Esa-Pekka Salonen (cond), Olli Mustonen (piano).
CD Sony BMG 8287670326 2: Bayern Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (cond), Denis Matsuev (piano)

Opus 108: Preludium to Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 9 for orchestra (1999)
Commissioned by the Nuernberg Symphony Orchestra. Duration: 18‘.
First performance on 5 Januar 2000 in the Meistersingerhalle of Nuernberg by the Nuernberg SO, J. van Steen (cond)
Opus 109: Symphony No. 3 / Symphony Concertante "Scenes of Russian Fairy Tales" (2000)
Commisioned by Bayern Radio to Lorin Maazel and the Bayern Radio SO. Duration: 61‘.
First performance on 22 Juni 2000 in the Philharmonie of Munich by the Bayern Radio SO, Lorin Maazel (cond)
Opus 110: Duo for violin solo (2000)
Duration: 10‘.
Opus 111: "Lolita Serenade", symphonic fragments from the opera "Lolita" (2001)
Commissioned by the Pittsburg SO to Mariss Jansons. Duration: 27‘.
First performance on 28 September 2001 in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (cond)
CD Curtain Call PS 0003-2: Pittsburg SO, M. Jansons (cond)

Opus 112: "Parabola Concertante" for cello and orchestra dárchi e timpani (2001)
Commissioned by the Kronberg Academy to Mstislav Rostropovich. Duration: 15‘.
First performance on 28 October 2001 at the Cello festival of Kronberg by the Frankfurt Radio SO, Hugo Wolff (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Opus 113: "Dialogues with Shostakovich", symphonic etudes for orchestra (2001)
Commissioned by the Pittsburg SO. Duration: 18‘.
First performance on 8 November 2002 in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (cond)
Opus 114: "The Enchanted Wanderer", opera for the concert stage for mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, mixed chorus and orchestra (2001-2002)
Story by Nikolai Leskov. Libretto by Rodion Shchedrin. Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic to Lorin Maazel. Duration: 85‘.
First performance on 19 December 2002 in New York by the New York Philharmonic, New York Choral Artists, Lorin Maazel (cond).
Opus 115: "Tanja - Katja", songs without words in folkstyle for soprano and orchestra (2002)
First performance on 12 December 2002 in Moscow by Russia State SO, D. Sitkovesky (cond), M. Gavrilova (voice)
Opus 116: "Diary", seven pieces for piano (2002)
First performance on 5 December 2002 in Moscow by Ekaterina Mechetina (piano)
Opus 117: "Tanja - Katja II", songs without words in folkstyle for female voice and violin (2002) Opus 118: "My Age, My Wild Beast", vocal cycle for tenor, narrator and piano
Text by Osip Mandelstam.
First performance on 6 February 2003 in Cologne Philharmonic by Mark Tucker (tenor) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Opus 119: Piano Concerto No. 6 for piano and string orchestra (2003)
Commissioned by the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Duration: 28‘
First performance on 6 August 2003 in the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam by the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dmitri Sitkovetsky; Ekaterina Mechetina (piano).
Opus 120: "Questions", eleven pieces for piano (2003)
Duration: 15‘.
First performance on 9 October 2004 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall of Londen by Olli Mustonen (piano).
opus 121: "Concerto Parlando" for violin, trumpet and string orchestra (2004)
First performance on 22 September 2004 in Saint Nazaire, France by the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, conducted by Misha Rachlevsky; with Philippe Graffin (violin) and Martin Hurrell (trumpet).
Opus 122: "Hamlet Ballad" for four-part cello ensemble (2005)
Commisioned by the International Cello Congress 2005 in Kobe (Japan) for the 1000 Cellist Concert.
First performance on 22 May 2005 in Kobe (Japan) by M. Rostropovich (cond).
Opus 123: "Sonatine Concertante" for piano (2005)
First performance on 23 November 2005 in Moscow by Alexander Gindin (piano)
Opus 124: "All Pizzicato" for piano (2005)
Opus 125: "Hommage a Chopin" for four pianos (2005)

Revision of opus 64 (1983).


(c) Onno van Rijen



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