Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music by Gregor Tassie

By Gregor Tassie

Kirill Kondrashin is considered essentially the most remarkable Russian conductors of the twentieth century and a good interpreter of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler. In Kirill Kondrashin: His existence in track, Gregor Tassie provides a whole biography of the artist, from his humble history and early engaging in adventure at age 17, via his two decades in Leningrad and on the Bolshoi Theatre; from his breaking with the Bolshoi and the extended symphonic profession that undefined, via his defection in 1978, and his unforeseen demise of a middle assault in 1981. utilizing first hand money owed and formerly unavailable archive fabrics from the Soviet occasion and KGB assets, Tassie presents a close view of Kondrashin's lifestyles 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 ebook additionally provides perception and knowledge at the nature of the society during which Kondrashin lived, together with political existence within the Soviet Union from the Nineteen Twenties till the Seventies and relatives among East and West. Twenty photographs are integrated, in addition to an entire discography, bibliography, and index, making this a desirable source for an individual drawn to twentieth century track, in addition to lifestyles within the USSR.

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