By: MnM | 12-20-2017 | News
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Rodion Shchedrin Receives Medal of Honor From Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the artist of the people (in the Soviet Union) musician Rodion Shchedrin on the occasion of his 85th birthday, and gave him the plate "high-rise buildings." The President of the State also signed a decree granting Shchedrin the Medal of Honor for his great contribution to the development of national musical art and his great creative activity. "I am very happy to meet you, and I am honored to congratulate you with all my heart on behalf of the hundreds of thousands or millions of fans of your art all over the world at your birthday," Putin said during his reception.

"You have volunteered all kinds of music. You composed music for ballet, opera and even for solo instruments such as piano and cello, and I made music all over the world for ballet (Carmen) which was dedicated to the ballet dancer Maya Plesetskaya."

President Putin also noted that Shchedrin was also famous for his composition of music for several films that were widely publicized and "Rise" was one of them, with a song dedicated to high-rise construction workers. "I want to give you this high-rise painting," he said by Artist and painter Vasily Denisov in 1961.

Born in 1932 in Moscow, composer Rudion Shchedrin has produced many of the most famous pieces of music: the ballet "Anna Karenina", "The Seagull" and "Not Just Love" and "Lolita". Shedrin has also given many honors and honors for his musical work and for his artistic journey.

It is noteworthy that the composer Rodion Shchedrin formulated the music of one of the most important roles played by Maya Plesetskaya (1925-2015) the role of "Carmen", the music of George Bezier (1838-1875), the opera "Carmen" in the sequencer / "Carmen". Shedrin wrote this work to her after she was inspired by Carmen's story. She went to Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) to write Ballet on that story. His response was that he was "afraid of Bezier, because anyone would touch that subject after the great Bezier music would be comparable (1903-1978) asks him to write a ballet "Carmen" and he replied: "Why do you need me, and you have a musical composer in the house" (her husband, composer Rodion Shchedrin)

At the end of 1966, the national ballet of Cuba was on a visit to Moscow. Plesetskaya attended their performances. She then spoke with Alberto Alonso about the ballet and thought about it. Alonso worked on this ballet, designed his dances, and returned to Moscow to teach her to Plesetskaya. But when he began to write a tune other than the music of Bezier found that he could not remove the music from the idea, and was unable to separate it from the idea of Carmen, he decided to write a sequence of music Bezih (rephrase of music by a new distribution), wrote ballet for the orchestra and accompanied by a string of rhythmic rhythms Includes four rhythm musicians playing each of them on a large number of instruments.

When Plesetskaya was screened in 1967 on the Bolshoi Theater, it was a revolution for a new spectrum of sensual movements derived from the design of Latin dances, and the use of various rhythm instruments, Plesetskaya knew that what she was doing was new to the conservative Soviet scenes of Ballet Classical, the Soviet Union was not prepared for this type of choreography, so "war", and accused Plesetskaya to abandon the original classic values of ballet. At the same time, some critics in the West saw Bolshevism's departure from tradition as such a success in the West.

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