Composers

Classical music - exemplary musical works that are included in the golden fund of world musical culture. Classical musical works combine depth, content, ideological significance with the perfection of form. Classical music can be classified as works created in the past, as well as contemporary compositions. This section brings together the most famous classical music composers, whose works reach more than a million streams per month on the world's most popular online audio streaming service Spotify.

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    Farid Zagidullovich Yarullin (Farit Yarullin).

    Farit Yarullin Date of birth 01.01.1914 Date of death 17.10.1943 Profession composer Country the USSR Yarullin is one of the representatives of the multinational Soviet composer school, who made a significant contribution to the creation of professional Tatar musical art. Despite the fact that his life was cut short very early, he managed to create several significant works, including the Shurale ballet, which, due to its brightness, has taken a firm place in the repertoire of many theaters in our country. Farid Zagidullovich Yarullin was born on December 19, 1913 (January 1, 1914) in Kazan in the family of a musician, author of songs and plays for various instruments. Having…

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    Leoš Janáček |

    Leoš Janacek Date of birth 03.07.1854 Date of death 12.08.1928 Profession composer Country Czech Republic L. Janacek occupies in the history of Czech music of the XX century. the same place of honor as in the XNUMXth century. – his compatriots B. Smetana and A. Dvorak. It was these major national composers, the creators of the Czech classics, who brought the art of this most musical people to the world stage. The Czech musicologist J. Sheda sketched the following portrait of Janáček, as he remained in the memory of his compatriots: “…Hot, quick-tempered, principled, sharp, absent-minded, with unexpected mood swings. He was small in stature, stocky, with an expressive head,…

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    Kosaku Yamada |

    Kosaku Yamada Date of birth 09.06.1886 Date of death 29.12.1965 Profession composer, conductor, teacher Country Japan Japanese composer, conductor and music teacher. Founder of the Japanese school of composers. The role of Yamada – composer, conductor, public figure – in the development of the musical culture of Japan is great and diverse. But, perhaps, his main merit is the foundation of the first professional symphony orchestra in the history of the country. This happened in 1914, shortly after the young musician completed his professional training. Yamada was born and raised in Tokyo, where he graduated from the Academy of Music in 1908, and then improved under Max Bruch in Berlin.…

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    Vladimir Mykhailovych Yurovsky (Vladimir Jurowski).

    Vladimir Jurowski Date of birth 20.03.1915 Date of death 26.01.1972 Profession composer Country the USSR He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1938 in the class of N. Myaskovsky. Composer of high professionalism, Yurovsky refers mainly to large forms. Among his works are the opera “Duma about Opanas” (based on the poem by E. Bagritsky), symphonies, oratorio “The Feat of the People”, cantatas “Song of the Hero” and “Youth”, quartets, piano concerto, symphonic suites, music for Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello » for reciter, choir and orchestra. Yurovsky repeatedly turned to the ballet genre – “Scarlet Sails” (1940-1941), “Today” (based on the “Italian Tale” by M. Gorky, 1947-1949), “Under the Sky of…

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    Gavriil Yakovlevich Yudin (Yudin, Gavriil) |

    Yudin, Gabriel Date of birth 1905 Date of death 1991 Profession composer, conductor Country the USSR In 1967, the musical community celebrated the fortieth anniversary of Yudin’s conducting activities. During the time that has passed since graduating from the Leningrad Conservatory (1926) with E. Cooper and N. Malko (in composition with V. Kalafati), he worked in many theaters of the country, led symphony orchestras in Volgograd (1935-1937), Arkhangelsk (1937- 1938), Gorky (1938-1940), Chisinau (1945). Yudin took second place in a conducting competition organized by the All-Union Radio Committee (1935). Since 1935, the conductor has been constantly giving concerts in most major cities of the USSR. For a long time, Yudin…

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    Andrey Yakovlevich Eshpay |

    Andrey Eshpay Date of birth 15.05.1925 Date of death 08.11.2015 Profession composer Country Russia, USSR A single harmony – a changing world … The voice of every nation should sound in the polyphony of the planet, and this is possible if an artist – writer, painter, composer – expresses his thoughts and feelings in his native figurative language. The more national an artist is, the more individual he is. A. Eshpay In many ways, the artist’s biography itself predetermined a reverent touch to the original in art. The composer’s father, Y. Eshpay, one of the founders of Mari professional music, instilled in his son a love for folk art with…

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    Gustav Gustavovich Ernesaks |

    Gustav Ernesaks Date of birth 12.12.1908 Date of death 24.01.1993 Profession composer Country the USSR Born in 1908 in the village of Perila (Estonia) in the family of a trade employee. He studied music at the Tallinn Conservatory, graduating in 1931. Since then he has been a music teacher, a prominent Estonian choir conductor and composer. Far beyond the borders of the Estonian SSR, the choir group created and directed by Ernesaks, the Estonian State Men’s Choir, enjoyed fame and recognition. Ernesaks is the author of the opera Pühajärv, staged in 1947 on the stage of the Estonia Theater, and the opera Shore of Storms (1949) awarded the Stalin Prize.…

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    Ferenc Erkel |

    Ferenc Erkel Date of birth 07.11.1810 Date of death 15.06.1893 Profession composer Country Hungary Like Moniuszko in Poland or Smetana in the Czech Republic, Erkel is the founder of the Hungarian national opera. With his active musical and social activities, he contributed to the unprecedented flourishing of national culture. Ferenc Erkel was born on November 7, 1810 in the city of Gyula, in the southeast of Hungary, into a family of musicians. His father, a German school teacher and church choir director, taught his son to play the piano himself. The boy showed outstanding musical abilities and was sent to Pozsony (Pressburg, now the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava). Here, under…

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    Florimond Herve |

    Florimond Herve Date of birth 30.06.1825 Date of death 04.11.1892 Profession composer Country France Herve, along with Offenbach, entered the history of music as one of the creators of the operetta genre. In his work, a type of parody performance is established, ridiculing the prevailing operatic forms. Witty librettos, most often created by the composer himself, provide material for a cheerful performance full of surprises; his arias and duets often turn into a mockery of the fashionable desire for vocal virtuosity. Herve’s music is distinguished by grace, wit, closeness to the intonations and dance rhythms common in Paris. Florimond Ronger, who became known under the pseudonym Herve, was born on…

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    Vladimir Robertovich Enke (Enke, Vladimir) |

    Enke, Vladimir Date of birth 31.08.1908 Date of death 1987 Profession composer Country the USSR Soviet composer. In 1917-18 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory in piano with G. A. Pakhulsky, in 1936 he graduated from it in composition with V. Ya. Shebalin (previously studied with A. N. Aleksandrov, N. K. Chemberdzhi), in 1937 – graduate school under her (head Shebalin), In 1925-28 literary editor of the magazine “Kultpokhod”. In 1929-1936, music editor of the youth broadcasting of the All-Union Radio Committee. In 1938-39 he taught instrumentation at the Moscow Conservatory. Worked as a music critic. He recorded about 200 ditties of the Moscow region (1933-35), as well as a…