Dmitri Smirnov

(b. 1948)

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(b Minsk, 1948).

Russian composer. Editor in publishing‐house Sovetsky Kompositor, 1973–80. Several of his works are inspired by poetry and painting of Blake. Married to composer Elena Firsova. Settled in Eng. 1991. Joint composer‐in‐residence (with Firsova), Keele Univ. from 1992. Comps. incl. 2 operas; Sym. No.1 (The Seasons) (1980), No.2 (1982), No.3 (1995); 2 pf. concs. (1971, 1978); cl. conc. (1974/1977); vc. conc. (1992); Conc.‐Piccolo, vc., orch. (2001); many choral and vocal works; 6 str. qts. (1973–98); 3 vn. sonatas (1969, rev. 1971, 1979, 1998); 4 pf. sonatas (1967, rev. 1977, 1980, 1992, 2000); Magic Music Box, 50 pf. pieces for children (1993); The Music of the Spheres, pf. (1995); Set me as a seal, chamber ch., 3 tpt., 3 tb. (1997); Mass, unacc. ch. (1998); Chaconne, vn., va., hp. (2001); The Stony Path, v., pf., vc. (2002).

Subjects: Music.

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