Sergei Zhukov

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 15 January 2005


Born

30 August 1951 in Zhitomir (Ukraine).

Education

Sergei Zhukov studied at the Musical college in Zhitomir until 1973. He graduated at the Department of Composition of Moscow State Conservatory in 1978. In 1980 he finished a postgraduate course.

Works

"Clouds", "Lullaby' to verses by M. Lermontov for chorus a'cappella (1973)
Duration: 8'
"Black Keys" for voice and instrumental ensemble to verses E. Mezelaitis (1973)
Duration: 18'
"Listen", four poems by V. Mayakovsky for vocal quartet (1974)
Duration: 14'
Ukrainian Songs for soprano and string quartet (1975)
Text by T. Shevchenko. Duration: 6'.
Moscow Conservatory Student String Quartet, N. Chuprina (soprano)
"Spivanochki" (Songs) for two sopranos and instrumental ensemble to traditional words (1975)
Duration: 18'.
1. Spivanochki [3:45]; 2. Doschyk [2:14]; 3. Podoljanochka [3:33]; 4. Gra v zajchyka [1:55]; 5. Oj, hodyt son [6:37].
LP Melodiya C10 11 7855 009: Ensemble of Soloists of the Bolshoi Theater, A. Lazarev (conductor), A. Ablaberdyjeva (soprano), T. Cherkasova (soprano) (1982)
"On the Shore", eight musical novellas for narrator, soprano, instrumental ensemble and sound track to verses by A. Tarkovsky (1976)
Duration: 20'
Poem for violin and orchestra in memory of D. Shostakovich (1977)
Duration: 11'
"Dramatic Triptych" for soprano, baritone and symphony orchestra to verses by V. Mayakovsky (1978)
Duration: 20'
"Echo", three poems by A. Pushkin for soprano and piano trio (1979)
Duration: 9'.
Also version for soprano and piano quartet.
I. Novak (soprano), S. Starcheus (violin), T. Ivanova (viola), B. Baraz (cello), N. Ivanina (piano)
"Monologues" for soprano and piano to verses by M. Tsvetayeva (1980)
Duration: 19'.
Also version for soprano, string orchestra and percussions.
I. Starodubtseva (soprano), A. Struchkov (piano)
"Monologues" for soprano, string orchestra and percussions to verses by M. Tsvetayeva (1980)
Duration: 19'.
Also version for soprano and piano.
Sonata-Capriccio for cello solo (1980)
Duration: 12'.
LP Melodiya C10 19803 002 (1983)
"Lyrical Scenes" for soprano and string orchestra to verses by T. Shevchenko (1981)
Revision of "Ukrainian Songs" for soprano and string quartet (1975).
Duration: 16'.
Arco Chamber Orchestra, L. Ambartsumjan (conductor), M. Fateyeva (soprano)
"Choreographic Pictures" for symphony orchestra based on N. Gogol's short novel "Viy" (1982)
Duration: 12'
Partita for violin solo (1982)
Duration: 23'
"Refracted Sounds" for wind quintet (1984)
Duration: 9'
Symphony (1985)
Duration: 32'
Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, I. Golovchin (conductor)
"Moments, Running in Successions…", oratorio for narrators, soloists, children and women choruses, symphony orchestra to verses by I. Bunin (1987)
Duration: 45'.
Russian State Chorus and Orchestra of Radio and TV, V. Fedoseyev (conductor)
Sonata-Bussanda for piano (1988)
1. Cantica animato [7:42]; 2. Sostenuto coperto [5:44]; 3. Dansa bussando [5:59].
Duration: 18'.
E. Teplukhina (piano), E. Bazova (piano), P. Hermsen (piano)
"Landscape" for clarinet solo (1988)
Duration: 10'.
M. Marang (clarinet)
"Solaris", ballet in two acts based on S. Lem's fiction novel (1990)
Duration: 90'.
Premiere on the stage of Dnepropetrovsk's Opera and Ballet Theatre in 1990.
Concerto for orchestra and solo percussions (1990)
Duration: 35'.
Russian State Symphony Orchestra of Radio and TV, V. Fedoseyev (conductor)
"Image and Transfigurations" for organ (1991)
Duration: 23'.
CD Stera BO 1754022: E. Bazova (organ) (2000)
Concerto Partes for piano, violin, cello (1992)
Duration: 23'
"Bless the Lord, o my soul" for chorus a'cappella (1992)
Duration: 5'
"Lot of Nemesida", composition for clarinetist /saxophonist/, dancer, sound track (1992)
Duration: 35'
"Farewell's Songs" for soprano, traverso (flute), viola da gamba (cello), cembalo (piano) to verses by J. H. Leopold (1992)
In Dutch language. Duration: 20'.
1. Alleen [5:24]; 2. Smeekbede [2:35]; 3. Afscheid [2:35]; 4. Ballade [4:28]; 5. Wiegelied [6:10].
N. Gorelik-Olenina (soprano), S. Balashov (flute), T. Sannikova (cello), I. Orzhehovskaja (piano)
"De Tuinman en de Dood", scene for contralto (contra tenor) and cello to verses by P.N. van Eyck (1993)
In Dutch language. Duration: 13'.
Also version for contralto/contra tenor and contrabass.
I. Zaborovskaja (contralto), S. Sudzilovsky (cello)
Concerto Mystery for piano, violin, cello and orchestra (1994)
1. Andante [11:58]; 2. Allegro [6:16]; 3. Cadenze [13:19]; 4. Finale [14:06]
Duration: 48'.
CD Chandos CHAN 9588: The Residentie Orchestra The Hague, G. Pehlivanian (conductor), The Bekova Sisters Trio (1998)
Repented Prayer of Saint S. Sarovsky for chorus a cappella (1994)
Duration: 6'
Revelation to John, chapters 21 and 22 for chorus a cappella (1995)
Duration: 11'
"Transforms of the Limited Space", scene for flute solo (1995)
Duration: 19'
"Blessed" for chorus a'cappella (1996)
Duration: 9'
Concerto Grosso (Concerto Sacra) for piano, violin, cello and string orchestra (1997)
1. Canzone dolore [6:16]; 2. Atto e recitativo [9:43]; 3. Canzone sacra [4:47].
Duration: 22'.
CD Chandos CHAN 9588: The Residentie Orchestra The Hague, G. Pehlivanian (conductor), The Bekova Sisters Trio (1998)
"Dithyramb" for symphony orchestra (1997)
Duration: 6'.
Symphony Orchestra of Russian Children's Opera Theater, Y. Jakovlev (conductor)
"Vision" for piano trio (1997)
Duration: 11'
"Sheet Music" for piano (1976-1999)
Cycle of graphical games: "BACH-variations", "Triller-restoration", "Labyrinth", "Dodecardonica", "DSCH-variations", "CAGE-variations".
M. Coulman (piano)
"The Soul of the Night', scene of the parting of Pelleas and Melisanda based on the Meterlink's texts (1999)
Duration: 12'
"Insomnia", ballet in one act based on motifs of A. Pushkin verses (1999)
Duration: 50'.
Premiere on the stage of Bolshoi Theatre of Russia in 1999.
"Palindromeo" to verses by V. Sofronitsky for chorus a cappella (2000)
Duration: 5'
"In Search of the Missing Score" for clarinet, harpsichord and soundtrack (2000)
Duration: 18'.
M. Marang (clarinet), A. Faulsborn (harpsichord)
"Book of Transformations for prepared piano". Chapter I: "The secret story of the old music box" (2000)
Duration: 16'.
E. Teplukhina (piano)
"Sempre Sonare" for two pianos and percussions (2001)
Duration: 19'.
C. Willems (percussion), G. Verschrogen (percussion)
"Fatum", ballet in one act based on M. Lermontov's poem "Demon" (2001)
Duration: 45'.
Premiere on the stage of Sanct-Petersburg's Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre named of M. Musorgsky in 2001.
"Silentium", concerto for piano and orchestra (2001)
1. Andante [10:14]; 2. Allegro [6:54]; 3. Largo [7:58]; 4. Allegro molto [9:36].
Duration: 35'.
Russian State Symphony Orchestra, V. Ponkin (conductor), E. Bekova (piano)
Variations for symphony orchestra based on the theme of folk song of Belgorod's area (2002)
Duration: 7'
"Hommage Holland", composition for three organs (2002)
Duration: 15'.
E. Bazova (organ), P. Hermsen (organ), R. Hederlof (organ)
Paraphrase for cello solo on the theme by the poem of P.N. van Eyck "De Tuinman en de Dood" (2003)
Duration: 12'
"Gethsemanian Night", concerto for electric cello, mixed chorus, six horns, trio percussions and prepared piano (2003)
Duration: 26'.
"Ponkin" Chorus and Chamber Ensemble, V. Ponkin (conductor), A. Bekova (electric cello)
"Sight", variation for symphony orchestra (2004)
Part of collective composition "Ten sights on ten commandments". Duration: 4'
"Angel's Day", concerto for violin and orchestra (2004)
Duration: 38'

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