Died Russian the avant-garde composer Andrei Volkonsky

Died Russian the avant-garde composer Andrei VolkonskyAs it became known NEWSru.com in AIX-EN-Provence in the South of France on Tuesday has died known for the avant-garde composer Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky. Recently he was very ill and was confined to a wheelchair.Andrei Volkonsky was born in Geneva in a family of Russian emigrants in 1933. Since five years he studied music. At the Geneva Conservatoire where his teachers were johnny Aubert and Dinu Lipatti. After moving to Paris to study the piano was added to the composition lessons with Nadia Boulanger.At the end of 1947 Volkonsky move to the USSR, where Andrew send music College in Tambov, to obtain Russian education. In 1950 -1954, he learns on the composition faculty of the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Professor Shaporin. In those years an active part in his fate takes Shostakovich, the site says, "Music criticism".Volkonsky was remembered former students almost exclusively as a performer (harpsichordist, organist, conductor of the ensemble "Madrigal" and occasionally a pianist). Since 1962 the Ministry of culture imposed an official ban on the performance of his own compositions.In 1973, Andrei Volkonsky forced to leave the USSR and sent to France.Among written Volkonsky compositions - a composition for harpsichord and Tara - "Harpsichord and tar" (1977), "Immobile" for piano and orchestra (1977), 148-Psalm "Praise the name of the Lord," for female voices, organ and timpani, commissioned by radio de La Suisse Romande (1985) and the essay "Was lebt nach..." for contralto and string trio on the words of Johannes Bobrovskoe (1989). Volkonsky is also the author of music to many films. Source: Died Russian the avant-garde composer Andrei Volkonsky.



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