Maxim Shostakovich

(b. 1938)

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(b Leningrad, 1938).

Russ. conductor and pianist, son of Dmitry Shostakovich. Ass. cond. Moscow SO 1963–5. Toured Europe, Japan, USA, and Mexico. London concert début 1968 (LPO). Ass. cond., USSR State Orch. 1966–71, prin. cond. 1971–81. Début as opera cond., London 1979 (The Nose). Cond. f.ps. of D. Shostakovich's sym.‐poem October, 1967, sym. No.15, 1972, and Suite on Verses of Michelangelo (orch. version), 1975. Solo pf. in f.p. of pf. conc. No.2, 1957. Cond. of many recordings of his father's works. Settled in USA 1981. Prin. cond. Hongkong PO 1983–5, mus. dir. Hartford (Conn.) SO 1985–6, New Orleans SO, 1986–91. Amer. opera début, Juilliard Amer. Opera Center, NY, 1984 (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District).

Subjects: Music.

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