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By Gregor Tassie

Kirill Kondrashin is considered essentially the most extraordinary Russian conductors of the 20 th century and an excellent interpreter of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler. In Kirill Kondrashin: His lifestyles in Music, Gregor Tassie provides a whole biography of the artist, from his humble heritage and early carrying out event at age 17, via his two decades in Leningrad and on the Bolshoi Theatre; from his breaking with the Bolshoi and the multiplied symphonic occupation that undefined, via his defection in 1978, and his unforeseen dying of a middle assault in 1981.

Using first hand money owed and formerly unavailable archive fabrics from the Soviet occasion and KGB resources, Tassie presents a close view of Kondrashin's existence and paintings, together with his appointment because the first Russian conductor to go to the USA and meet President Eisenhower and his institutions with such artists as Emil Gilels, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Van Cliburn, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The publication additionally offers perception and data at the nature of the society during which Kondrashin lived, together with political existence within the Soviet Union from the Nineteen Twenties until eventually the Nineteen Seventies and kin among East and West. Twenty images are integrated, in addition to an entire discography, bibliography, and index, making this a desirable source for someone drawn to twentieth century track, in addition to lifestyles within the USSR.

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