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Died Tikhon Khrennikov

August 14 2007

In Moscow on 95 th year of life died an outstanding Russian composer, longtime head of the Union of Soviet Composers and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Competition Tchaikovsky Tikhon Khrennikov.

Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov was born in 1913 in Yelets (now - Lipetsk region). Tisha grew up in a large family of the clerk of the local merchant. Despite the lack of wealth, the children could learn. Even before the Revolution Tikhon brothers graduated from Moscow University. He himself from childhood to put more hope in the field of music. He played guitar in a string orchestra, sang in the school choir. In nine years, he began learning to play the piano.

Quite early Khrennikov began writing music. Finish my studies in school Yelets, he arrived in Moscow, where he helped the well-known musicians who have seen little Tishu in Yelets. Khrennikov, admitted to the Gnessin College (now - the school), and it was just the second year of the conservatory. In 1933 he received his first order to write music for a Moscow children's theater.

Khrennikov works began to sound in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and concert halls in Leningrad at a time when he rear of the student. For vydayudschiesya abilities started to call him "the Moscow Shostakovich. Khrennikov was friends with such prominent cultural figures, as the SS Prokofiev, Nemirovich-Danchenko and many others.

Khrennikov - author of music for the production of "Don Quixote" in the theater Vakhtangov opera "As the storm", the famous "March of the Gunners 'music for the films" The train is coming to the East "," Cavalier Gold Star "," Donetsk miners' opera "Frol Skobeyev "," Hussar balldada, numerous symphonies, performed in different parts of the world's most famous musicians. He has created ballets ballet "Napoleon Bonaparte" and "The Captain's Daughter".

Khrennikov was virtually permanent chairman of the Union of Soviet Composers, deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, member of the Committee, at the beginning - the Stalin, then - on State Prizes. For many years headed the organizing committee of the International Tchaikovsky Competition. PI Tchaikovsky, was chairman of the Competition for Young Composers in Russia. People's Artist of USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of Lenin and State Prizes of USSR and Russia. Reports

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