Kyril Kondrashin


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(b Moscow, 1914; d Amsterdam, 1981).

Russ. conductor. Cond., Maly Opera, Leningrad, 1936–43, Bolshoy Opera, Moscow, 1943–56. Brit. and Amer. débuts 1958. Prin. cond. Moscow PO 1960–75. Ass. prin. cond. Concertgebouw Orch., Amsterdam, 1975–81. Cond. f.ps. of Shostakovich's 13th Sym. (1962), The Execution of Stepan Razin (1964), and 2nd vn. conc. (1967). Recorded all Shostakovich syms. Emigrated to West 1978.

Subjects: Music.

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