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By Gregor Tassie

Kirill Kondrashin is considered some of the most fantastic Russian conductors of the twentieth century and an outstanding interpreter of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler. In Kirill Kondrashin: His existence in Music, Gregor Tassie offers an entire biography of the artist, from his humble historical past and early accomplishing event at age 17, via his two decades in Leningrad and on the Bolshoi Theatre; from his breaking with the Bolshoi and the accelerated symphonic occupation that undefined, via his defection in 1978, and his unforeseen dying of a middle assault in 1981.

Using first hand debts and formerly unavailable archive fabrics from the Soviet social gathering and KGB assets, Tassie presents an in depth view of Kondrashin's lifestyles and paintings, together with his appointment because the first Russian conductor to go to the US and meet President Eisenhower and his institutions with such artists as Emil Gilels, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Van Cliburn, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The ebook additionally provides perception and knowledge at the nature of the society during which Kondrashin lived, together with political lifestyles within the Soviet Union from the Nineteen Twenties until eventually the Nineteen Seventies and family among East and West. Twenty pictures are integrated, in addition to a whole discography, bibliography, and index, making this a desirable source for someone attracted to twentieth century tune, in addition to lifestyles within the USSR.

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