Tikhon Khrennikov

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 13 March 2011


Born

10 June 1913 in Yelets (Orlov District). Died: 14 August 2007 in Moscow

Education

At Gnesin Music College in Moscow from 1929-1932 (composition under Mikhail Gnesin and composition under Yefraim Gelman). As Moscow Conservatory from 1932-1936 (composition under Litinsky and Vissarion Shebalin and piano under Heinrich Neuhaus).

Principal Works

Three symphonies, three piano concertos, two violin concertos, two cello concertos, operas, operettas, ballets, chamber music, incidental music and film music.

Style

Khrennikov's political and social career was more important than his musical career. His music is pervaded with active, life-asserting principle and passion. In his music he struggles for the happiness of his motherland.

Masterworks

Symphony No. 2 (1943) - CD Kapelmeister KAP 008
Violin Concerto No. 1 (1975) - CD Mobile Fidelity MFCD 907
Piano Concerto No. 2 (1972) - CD Kapelmeister KAP 009
Cello Concerto No. 1 (1964) - CD Russian Disc RDCD 11 110
Love for Love, ballet opus 24 (1975) - LP Le Chant du Monde LDX 78669

Works

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major opus 1 (1932-1933)
1. Allegro
2. Andante. Allegro
3. Andante - Molto Allegro
Duration: 21 minutes.
First Performance: 21 June 1933 in Moscow by Tikhon Khrennikov (piano) and the Students Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky, conducted by N Anossov.
Introduction to Piano Concerto No. 1

LP Melodiya D 012549-6095: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)
LP Melodiya C 04547-8: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)
LP EMI ASD 3227: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)
LP Le Chant du Monde LDX A 8339: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)
LP Melodiya D 024043-4: Radio Orchestra, Aranovich (cond), V. Kastelsky (piano)
LP Melodiya CM 02205-6: Radio Orchestra, Aranovich (cond), V. Kastelsky (piano)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 009: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov (cond), Tikhon Khrennikov (piano)

Five Pieces for piano opus 2 (1933)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 063: Tikhon Khrennikov jr. (piano)
"The Day is Near", song against fascism

Music to the Play "Mik", suite for orchestra opus 3 (1934)

Co-written with L. Polovinkin.
First performance: May 1934 in Moscow's Children Theatre; directed by Nataly Satz.
Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor opus 4 (1933-1935)
Movements:
1. Allegro
2. Adagio molto espressivo
3. Allegro molto
Duration: 22 minutes.
First performance: 11 October 1935 in Moscow by the Symphony Orchestra of the Soviet Radio, conducted by G. Sebastian.
Introduction to Symphony No. 1.

LP Melodiya D 03388: Radio Orchestra, A. Gauk (cond)
LP Monitor MCS 2077: Radio Orchestra, A. Gauk (cond)
LP Melodiya D 06095-6: Boston SO, Munch (cond)
LP Melodiya CM 04347-8: USSR State Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 05537-8: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Scribendum SC 029: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 008: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)

Three Pieces for piano opus 5 (1934-1935)
1. Portrait
2. Burial
3. Dance

CD Kapelmeister KAP 063: Tikhon Khrennikov jr. (piano)

Three Romances for voice and piano after Pushkin opus 6 (1935)
1. Do Not Sing, The Beauty
2. Winter Road
3.I’m Here, Inesilda
"Birch Tree", song for voice and piano (1935)
Based on lyrics by Sergei Essenin.

LP Melodiya C10 25391: ("Birch Tree" for string orchestra) Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)

Much Ado About Nothing, incidental music opus 7 (1935-1936)
Based on the comedy by W. Shakespeare.
First performance in Moscow's Theatre named after E. Vakhtangov; rhymes by Pavel Antokolsky.

LP Melodiya D 03388: State Radio Orchestra, E. Akulov (cond), I. Petrov (bass)
LP Melodiya C10 29371: ("Nightingale Sings of Rose") Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: ("Nightingale Sings of Rose", "The Night Is Slightly Swaying Leaves" & "A Song of Drunks") Leonid Boldin (bass), Ekaterina Ganelina (piano)

Music to the Play “Alexander Shigorin” (1935-1936)
First performance: 10 April 1936 in Moscow's Theatre of the Revolution; directed by I. Shelyapanov.
Music co-written with Vissarion Shebalin.
Music to the Play “Big Day” (1937)
First performance: 13 April 1937 in Moscow's Theatre named after E. Vakhtangov.
Music to the Play “Guilty Without a Sin” (1937)
Based on the play by A. Ostrovsky.
First performance: 14 December 1937 in Moscow's Theatre named after E. Vakhtangov; directed by K. Mironov.

LP Melodiya C10 29371: (Waltz) Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)

Music to the Play “I’m the Son of Working People” (1938)
Based on the play by V. Kataev.
First performance: 25 May 1938 in Dnepropetrovsk's Theatre named after E. Vakhtangov; directed by A. Remizova.
Music to the Film "Struggle Is Still On" (1938)
Soyuzdetfilm, Moscow.
Released: 2 March 1939.
Directed by V. Zhuravlev.
Music to the Play “Romantics” (1939)
Based on the play by E. Rostan.
First performance: 5 November 1940 in Moscow's Central Theatre for Children; directed by V. Doodin.
"Three Pans", song for voice and piano (1939)
Based on the lyrics by A. Raskin and M. Slobodsky.
"Into the Storm", opera in four acts opus 8 (1936-1939)
Libretto by A. Faiko and Nikolai Virta based on N. Virta's novel "Loneliness".
First performance: 7 October 1939 in Moscow's Musical Theatre named after Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, directed by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko with Piotr Zlatogorov and P. Markov.
Second version: 1952.

LP Melodiya D 03830-1: (Fragments) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Moscow State Theatre K. Stanislavsky & V. Nemirovich-Danchenko, Slavinsky (cond)
LP Melodiya D 16779-86: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Moscow State Theatre K. Stanislavsky & V. Nemirovich-Danchenko, V. Provatorov (cond)
LP Melodiya D 16837-8: (Fragments) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Moscow State Theatre K. Stanislavsky & V. Nemirovich-Danchenko, V. Provatorov (cond)
LP Melodiya C 01027-34: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Moscow State Theatre K. Stanislavsky & V. Nemirovich-Danchenko, V. Provatorov (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 29371: (Lyonka's Lullaby & Song) Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)

Symphony No. 2 in C minor opus 9 (1940-1942)
Second version in 1944.
Movements:
1. Allegro con fuoco
2. Adagio
3. Allegro molto
4. Allegro marziale
Duration: 35 minutes.
First performance: 10 January 1943 in Moscow by the Symphony Orchestra of the Soviet Radio, conducted by N. Golovanov.
Introduction to Symphony No. 2.

LP Melodiya D 03000-1: USSR State Orchestra, Konwitschny (cond)
LP Melodiya D 17627-8: Radio Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
LP Melodiya D 025777-8: Radio Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
LP Melodiya D 01759-60: Radio Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
LP Melodiya CM 04079-80: Radio Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
CD Memories 2014/2015: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Konwitschny (cond)
CD Mobile Fidelity MFCD 907: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Scribendum SC 029: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 008: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)

Music to the Play "Don Quichotte" by Mikhail Bulgakov, suite for orchestra opus 10 (1941)
Based on the novel by Miguel Cervantes.
First performance: 8 April 1941 in Moscow's Theatre named after E. Vakhtangov; directed by I. Rappoport; rhymes by Pavel Antokolsky.

CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: ("The Ballade") Eugenia Segeniuk (alto), Alla Osipenko (piano)

Music to the Film "Swineheard and Shepherd" (1941)
Mosfilm. Released: 7 November 1941.
Directed by Ivan Pyriev.
Rhymes by V. Gussev. The American title of this film is: "They Met in Moscow"
Music to the Film "Return with Victory" (1941)
Short propaganda film.
"Nazi Ravens Will Be Killed", song for chorus and piano (1941)
Based on lyrics by S. Alymov.
"We Are Masters of the War", song for chorus and piano (1941)
Based on lyrics by Vassily Lebedev-Kumach.
"Song About a Moscow Girl", song for voice and piano (1941)
Based on lyrics by Agnya Barto.
"Song About Friendship", song for voice and piano (1941)
Based on lyrics by Agnya Barto.
Five Romances for voice and piano after Robert Burns opus 11 (1942)
1. In the Fields Under Snow and Rain.
2. Drinking Song (Forget or not the old love)
3. The Best Guy.
4. What the Girl Should Do?
5. You Left Me, Jemmy.
Music to the Play “A Long Time Ago” (1942)
Based on the comedy in rhymes by Alexander Gladkov.
First performance: 4 October 1942 in Sverdlovsk's Central Theatre of the Red Army; directed by D. Tunkel.

LP Melodiya D 5521: Unnamed Orchestra, L. Ossovsky (cond), I. Archipova, Z. Belaya, G. Pankov

"Farewell", song for voice and piano (1942)
Based on the lyrics by Fedor Kravchenko.
"There is a Good Town in the North", song for chorus and piano (1942)
Based on the lyrics by V. Gusev.
"New Year’s", song for voice and piano (1942)
Based on the lyrics by I. Utkin.
"Everybody for the Motherland", song for chorus and piano (1942)
Based on the lyrics by V. Gusev.
"Men from Ural are Great Warriors", song for chorus and piano (1942)
Based on the lyrics by Agnya Barto.
"Song of the Soviet Union, song for chorus and piano (1943)
Based on the lyrics by V. Gusev.
"Luchint’s Song", song for chorus and piano (1943)
Based on the lyrics by Romashov.
"Song of Song", song for voice and piano (1944)
Based on the lyrics by V. Tikhonov.
"Waiting Home", song for voice and piano (1944)
Based on the lyrics by G. Slavina.
Music to the Play “Birthday” (1944)
Based on the comedy by brothers Toor.
First performance: 11 February 1945 in Moscow's Central Theatre of the Red Army; directed by I. Voroshilov.
Music to the Play “Marine Officer” (1944)
Based on the play by A. Kron.
First performance: 28 April 1945 in Moscow's Academic Arts Theatre named after Maxim Gorky; directed by N. Gorchakov and I. Raevsky; rhymes by Olga Berhgoltz.
Music to the Film "Six O’Clock In the Evening After the War" (1944)
Mosfilm. Released 16 September 1944.
Directed by Ivan Pyriev.
Rhymes by V. Gussev.
Music to the Film "The Train Goes East" (1947)
Mosfilm. Released: 7 June 1948.
Directed by Yuli Raizman.
Rhymes by Mikhail Svetlov.
"Brother-in-Law Without Kindred (Frol Skobeev)", comic opera opus 12 (1945-1950)
Libretto by S. Tsenin after D. Averkiev's Play "Frol Skobeev".
First Performance: 24 February 1950 in Moscow's Musical Theatre named after Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko.

LP Melodiya D 023317-22: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Moscow State Theatre K. Stanislavsky & V. Nemirovich-Danchenko, Abdullayev (cond)
LP Melodiya D 3830-1: (Fragments) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Moscow State Theatre K. Stanislavsky & V. Nemirovich-Danchenko, Samosud (cond)
CD Claves CD 50-9625: (Russian Dance) The Ossipov Balalaika Orchestra, N. Kalinin (cond)

Music to the Film "Miners of Donetsk" (1950)
Kinostudio named after Maxim Gorky, Moscow.
Released: 16 May 1951.
Directed by Leonid Lukov.
Rhymes by Evgeny Dolmatovsky.
Music to the Film "Cavalier of the Golden Star" (1951)
Mosfilm. Released: 3 July 1951.
Directed by Yuli Raizman.
Rhymes by J. Shvedov and A. Yashin.
Music to the Film "At Six PM after the War" (1952)

"Mother", opera in three acts opus 13 (1952-1957)

Libretto by A. Faiko based on Maxim Gorky's novel "Mother".
First performance: 26 October 1957 in the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow; directed by Nikolai Okhlopkov.

LP Melodiya D 04420-1: (Fragments) Chorus and Orchestra of Bolshoi Theatre, Khaikin (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 29371: (Song of Drunken Merchant) Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)

Music to the Film "True Friends" (1953)
Mosfilm. Released: 20 April 1954.
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov.
Rhymes by Mikhail Matussovsky.

LP Melodiya D 5520: Unnamed Orchestra, L. Ossovsky (cond), V. Vlasov, E. Kibkalo, G. Pankov

Music to the Film "The Captain’s Daughter" (1958)
Mosfilm. Released: 7 September 1958.
Directed by Vladimir Kaplunovsky.
Rhymes by Pavel Antokolsky.
Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major opus 14 (1958-1959)
1. Allegro con fuoco
2. Andante espressivo
3. Allegro agitato
Duration: 21 minutes.
First performance: 21 October 1959 in Moscow by Leonid Kogan (violin) and the Grand Symphony Orchestra of the Soviet Radio and TV, conducted by Kirill Kondrashin.

LP Melodiya D 06095-6: Large State Radio SO, K. Kondrashin (cond), L. Kogan (violin)
LP Melodiya D 012549-6095: Large State Radio SO, K. Kondrashin (cond), L. Kogan (violin)
LP Melodiya CM 04079-80: Large State Radio SO, K. Kondrashin (cond), L. Kogan (violin)
LP Le Chant du Monde LDX A 8339: Large State Radio SO, K. Kondrashin (cond), L. Kogan (violin)
LP Melodiya C10 23395: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), V. Repin (violin)
CD Mobile Fidelity MFCD 907: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), V. Repin (violin)
CD Russian Revelation RV 10104: All Union Radio & TV Grand SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), Y. Sato (violin)
CD Relief CR 991058: Moscow Radio SO, V. Fedoseyev (cond), V. Repin (violin)

"Moscow’s windows", song for voice and piano (1960)
Based on lyrics by Mikhail Matussovsky.
"Morning Song, song for voice and piano (1960)
Based on lyrics by Yakov Khaletsky.
"One Hundred Devils and Just One Girl", operetta in three acts opus 15 (1962-1963)
Libretto by E. Shatunovsky.
First performance: 16 May 1963 in the Moscow Theatre of Operettas; directed by V. Kandelaki.
Music to the Film "Hussard Ballad" (1961)
Mosfilm. Released: 7 September 1962.
Directed by Eldar Ryazanov.
Rhymes by Alexander Gladkov.

CD Bel Air Music 2000: (Song) Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, K. Krimets (cond)

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major opus 16 (1964)
1. Prelude: Andante (alla breve)
2. Aria: Andante espressivo
3. Sonata: Allegro con fuoco
First performance: 21 October 1964 in Moscow by Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) and the Grand Symphony Orchestra of the Soviet Radio and TV, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

LP Melodiya D 025777-8: Large State Radio SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), M. Khomitser (cello)
LP Melodiya C 01759-60: Large State Radio SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), M. Khomitser (cello)
LP Melodiya C 04547-8: Large State Radio SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), M. Khomitser (cello)
LP EMI ASD 3227: Moscow Radio SO, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond), M. Khomitser (cello)
LP Panton 8110 0076: Czechoslovak Radio SO, V. Valek (cond), S. Vectomov (cello)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 11 110: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

"Our Soviet Country", song for chorus and piano (1964)

"Comrade Arsseny" (1964-65)

Kinostudio named after Maxim Gorky, Moscow.
Released: 1 October 1965.
Directed by Ivan Lukinsky.
Rhymes by Evgeny Dolmatovsky.
Music to the Play “Wise Things” (1965)
Based on the fable by Samuel Marshak.
First performance: 19 December 1965 in Moscow's State Academic Malyi Theatre of the USSR; directed by E. Simonov.
Music to the Play “Rootless Son-in-law” (1966)
New version of the opera “Frol Skobeev”.
First performance: 18 March 1967 in Moscow's Musical Theatre named after Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko.
"A White Night", musical chronicle in three acts opus 17 (1966)
After Tolstoi.
Libretto by Y. Shanutovsky.
First performance: 23 November 1967 in Moscow by the Moscow Theatre of operettas, directed by G. Ansimov.
"The Low-Born Son-in-Law", opera (1967)
Second version of "Frol Skobeyev"

LP Melodiya C10 29371: (Two excerpts) Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)

Music to the Film "No Password Necessary" (1967)
Kinostudio named after Maxim Gorky, Moscow.
Released: 11 November 1967.
Directed by Boris Grigoriev.
Rhymes by Yulian Semenov.
Music to the Film "Mother" (1968)
Sound version of the silent movie from 1926.
Directed by V. Pudovkin and A. Golovnya.
"The Boy Giant", children's opera in three acts opus 18 (1968-1969)
Libretto by N. Shestakov and N. Satz.
First performance: 19 December 1969 in Moscow's State Musical Theatre for Children; directed by Nataly Satz.
Music to the Film "Three" (1969)
Kinostudio named after Maxim Gorky, Moscow.
Released: 23 March 1970.
Directed by I. Annensky.
Rhymes by Mikhail Matussovsky.
"Our Courtyard" (Happy Childhood), children's ballet in one act opus 19 (1970)
Libretto by N. Kasatkina and V. Vasiliev.
First performance: 29 November 1970 in the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow by Students of the Moscow Ballet School, directed by N. Kasatkina and V. Vassiliev.
Three Poems for chorus opus 20 (1971)
After Nekrassov.
1. Before Rain.
2. Un-harvested Field.
3. Watching the War Horrors.

LP Melodiya CM 03065-6: State Chorus, A. Yurlov (cond)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: Tchaikovsky Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatoire, Boris Tevlin (cond)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C major opus 21 (1972)
1. Introduction: Moderato
2. Sonata: Allegro con fuco
3. Rondo: Giocoso
Duration: 16 minutes.
First performance: 8 February 1972 in Moscow by Tikhon Khrennikov and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Soviet Union, conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov.
Introduction to Piano Concerto No. 2

LP Melodiya CM 04347: USSR State Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)
LP Melodiya C10 05078: USSR State Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)
LP EMI ASD 3227: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)
LP Le Chant du Monde LDX 78583: Moscow PO, K. Kondrashin (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 009: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov (cond), Tikhon Khrennikov (piano)
CD Relief CR 991058: Moscow Radio SO, V. Fedoseyev (cond), Y. Kissin (piano)

Music to the Film "Ruslan and Ludmila" (1972)
Mosfilm. Released: 5 January 1973.
Directed by Alexander Ptushko.
"Much Ado About Hearts", opera in three acts (1972-1973)
Libretto by Boris Pokrovsky after Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".
First performance: 11 March 1972 in Moscow's Chamber Theatre.
Symphony No. 3 in A major opus 22 (1973)
Movements:
1. Fugue: Allegro con fuoco
2. Intermezzo: Andante sostenuto
3. Finale: Allegro con fuoco
Duration: 18 minutes.
First performance: 11 March 1974 in Moscow by the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Soviet Union, conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov.
Introduction to Symphony No. 3.

LP Melodiya CM 04347: USSR State Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 17175: Moscow Academic SO, D. Kitaenko (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 05078: USSR State Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Scribendum SC 029: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 008: USSR State Academic SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)

Music to the Film "Stars and fans" (1973)
Music composed with Alexander Tchaikovsky.
Kinostudio named after Maxim Gorky, Moscow.
Released: 19 November 1973.
Directed by I. Annensky.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in C major opus 23 (1975)
1. Allegro con fuoco
2. Moderato
3. Allegro moderato con fuoco
Duration: 18 minutes.
First performance: 24 February 1975 in Yaroslavl by Leonid Kogan (violin) and the Yaroslavl’s Symphony orchestra, conducted by V. Barssov.

LP Melodiya C10 17175: Moscow Academic SO, D. Kitaenko (cond), G. Zhislin (violin)
LP Melodiya C10 23395: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), V. Repin (violin)
CD Relief CR 991058: Moscow Radio SO, V. Fedoseyev (cond), M. Vengerov (violin)

"Love For Love", ballet in two acts opus 24 (1976)
Libretto by V. Broccadoro and B. Pokrovsky after Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".
First performance: 30 January 1976 in Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre; directed by Boris Pokrovsky and Vera Boccadoro; conductor: A.Kopylov.

LP Le Chant du Monde LDX 78669: (Excerpts) Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, A. Kopilov (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 25391: (Hymn) Siberian Violinists' Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)

"Love For Love", suite from the ballet
LP Melodiya C10 29371: Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)
CD Pope Music PM 1007-2: Russian SO, M. Gorenstein (cond)
Music to the Film "Afterthought Had Hit You, Congratulations!" (1976)
Mosfilm. Released: 1977.
Directed by Eduard Gavrilov.
Rhymes by Mikhail Matussovsky.
"A Hussar Ballad", ballet in three acts opus 25 (1978)
Based on the comedy in rhymes by Alexander Gladkov.
Libretto by O. Vinogradov.
First performance: 3 April 1979 in Leningrad's Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Kirov; directed by Dimitry Bryantsev and Oleg Vinogradov; Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
"A Hussar Ballad", suite from the ballet
LP Melodiya C10 25391: (Three Excerpts) Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 29371: Siberian Violinists Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)
LP Melodiya A10 00035 008: USSR TV and Radio Large SO, V. Fedoseyev (cond)
CD A-Ram OCD 032: (Adagio) Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond)
Music to the Film "Duenna" (1978)
TV film. Studio “Ekran”.
Directed by Mikhail Grigoriev.
Rhymes by Yakov Khaletsky.
Music to the Film "We Were Chosen by Time" (1978)
TV film. Belarusfilm.
Directed by V. Ptashuk.
Rhymes by Mikhail Matussovsky.
Music to the Film "The Antarctic novel" (1979)
TV film in three parts. Mosfilm.
Directed by Sergei Tarassov.
Music to the Film "Money box" (1980)
TV film. Kinostudio named after Dovzhenko.
Directed by Mikhail Grigoriev and Vladimir Savelyev.
Music to the Film "Heart Operation" (1982)
TV film.
Directed by Vassily Davidchuk.
Rhymes by Anatoly Safronov.
Music to the Film "Love for Love" (1983)
Mosfilm. Released in July 1983.
Directed by Tatyana Berezantseva.
Three Pieces for violin and piano opus 26 (1978)
First performance in Klagenfurt, Austria by Igor Oistrakh (violin).

CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: Igor Oistrakh (violin), Natalia Zertsalova (piano)
CD Audiophile Classics APL 101.513: USSR Large TV & Radio SO, A. Katz (cond), Igor Oistrakh (violin)

"Dorothea", opera in two acts opus 27 (1982-1983)
After the Play “Duenna” by R. Sheridan.
Libretto by Yakov Khaletsky.
First performance: 26 May 1983 in Moscow's Musical Theatre named after Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko: directed by Ioakim Sharoev; conductor: V. Kozhuhar; rhymes by Yakov Khaletsky.

LP Melodiya C10 27049: Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre Chorus & Orchestra, Kozhukar (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 25391: (Entr'acte & two excerpts) Siberian Violinists' Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: ("Bring Flowers for Sweethearts" & "A Gypsy Song") Eugenia Segeniuk (alto), Alla Osipenko (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major opus 28 (1983-1984)
1. Moderato. Allegro. Andante
2. Moderato
3. Allegro molto
Duration: 19 minutes.
First performance: 10 April 1983 in Moscow by Tikhon Khrennikov (piano) and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Soviet Union, conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov.

LP Melodiya C10 21159: Leningrad Philharmonic SO, A. Dmitriev (cond), V. Krainev (piano)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 009: Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, Vladimir Fedoseyev (cond), Tikhon Khrennikov (piano)
CD Relief CR 991058: Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, Vladimir Fedoseyev (cond), T. Khrennikov (piano)

"Golden Calf", opera opus 29 (1984-1985)
Based on the novel of Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov.
Libretto by Yakov Khaletsky.
First performance: 20 March 1985 in Moscow's Musical Theatre named after Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko; directed by Ioakim Sharoev; conductor: V.Kozhuhar; rhymes by Yakov Khaletsky.

LP Melodiya C10 26997: Moscow Chamber Musical Theatre, L. Ossovsky (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 25391: (Ostap Bender's Tango & two excerpts) Siberian Violinists' Ensemble, M. Parkhomovsky (cond)

Cello Concerto No. 2 opus 30 (1986)
1. Adagio
2. Con Moto
Duration: 17 minutes.
First performance: 1 April 1986 in Moscow by Mikhail Khomitzer (cello) and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Soviet Union, conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov.

LP Melodiya C10 24747 002: Moscow Philharmonic SO, V. Gergiev (cond), M. Brunello (cello)

“The Naked King”, comic opera opus 31 (1988)
Based on the play by E. Schwartz.
First performance: 30 April 1988 in Leningrad's Malyi Theatre of Opera and Ballet; directed by S. Gaudasinsky; conductor: V. Kozhin; rhymes by Robert Rozhdestvensky.
Three Sonnets by W. Shakespeare for voice and piano opus 32 (1988)
Sonnets Nos. 112, 55 and 81.
String Quartet No. 3 opus 33 (1988)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: Prokofiev String Quartet
Sonata for cello and piano opus 34 (1989)
Movements:
1. Andantino maestoso
2. Andante molto espressivo
3. Allegro con fuoco

CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: Kirill Rodin (cello), Anatoly Sheludyakov (piano)

Five Pieces for woodwind instruments opus 35 (1990)

Three songs based on the lyrics by Nekrassov for chorus a capella opus 36 (1990)

1. Prayer
2. Days Pass .....
3. Hymn

CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: Tchaikovsky Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatoire, Boris Tevlin (cond)

Concerto No. 4 for piano and string orchestra with percussion opus 37 (1991)
CD Kapelmeister KAP 012: ARKO Chamber Orchestra, Levon Ambartsumian (cond), Anatoly Sheludyakov (piano)
Five Pieces for piano opus 38 (1992)
Only two were completed.
Five Romances after lyrics by Ivan Bunin opus 39 (1992)

"Napoleon Bonaparte", ballet opus 40 (1994)

1. Prologue
2. Napoleon's Youth
3. Wind of Revolution
4. Moderato
5. Josephine's Salon
6. Victory
7. Josephine's Monologue
8. Napoleon's Appearance
9. Con Moto 10. Allegro 11. Emperor's Morning
12. Moderato
13. Allegretto
14. Meno mosso
15. Napoleon's Monologue (Con moto)
16. At the Ball
17. Andante
18. Moderato
19. Napoleon and Josephine's Duet
20. Tilsit (Andante moderato)
21. Russian DAnce (Moderato)
22. Dance of the Austrian Princess
23. Moscow (Andante)
24. Napoleon and his son (Moderato)
25. The Abdication (Andante)
26. Napoleon on Elba
27. Andante
First performance: 3 October 1995 in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses of Moscow; directed by Andrei Petrov; conductor: Pavel Ovsyannikov.
Introduction to the ballet "Napoleon Bonaparte".

CD Russian Disc RDCD 10070: Presidential Orchestra of the Russian Federation, Pavel Ovsyannikov (cond)

"The Captain's Daughter", ballet opus 41 (1999)
Based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin.
First performance: 4 June 1999 in the Central Children Music Theatre of Omsk; directed by Georgi Kovtun; conductor: E. Rosen.
Music to the Film "Two Comrades" (1999)
Russia/Ukraine. Yalta studio.
Released: 28 January 2001.
Directed by Valery Pendrakovsky.
Rhymes by Vladimir Voinovich.
Musical for children “Wonders, oh, wonders!”, musical for children (2001)
First performance: 8 December 2001 in Moscow's Musical Theatre for Children named after Nataly Satz; directed by Viktor Ryabov.
Six Children's Pieces for piano opus 42 (2002)

“At 6 P.M. After the War”, musical (2003)

First performance: 9 May 2003 in the State Musical Theatre of Omsk; directed by Viktor Ryabov.
"Tatyana’s Day", waltz (2004)
For the 250th Anniversary of Moscow State University named after Mikhail Lomonossov.

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