Yuri Mikhailovich Aronovich (Aranovich) (Yuri Ahronovitch) |

Yuri Mikhailovich Aronovich (Aranovich) (Yuri Ahronovitch) |

Yuri Ahronovitch

Date of birth
Date of death
Israel, USSR

Yuri Mikhailovich Aronovich (Aranovich) (Yuri Ahronovitch) |

In the late 50s, many musicians-performers went on tour to Yaroslavl with particular pleasure. And when asked how to explain such an addiction, they all unanimously answered: “A very talented young conductor works there. The orchestra under his direction has grown beyond recognition. He’s also a great ensemble player.” These words referred to Yuri Aronovich, who led the symphony orchestra of the Yaroslavl Philharmonic in 1956 after a short work in Petrozavodsk and Saratov. And before that, he studied at the Leningrad Conservatory with N. Rabinovich. An important role in the development of the conductor was played by the advice he received from K. Sanderling and N. Rachlin.

Aronovich worked with the Yaroslavl orchestra until 1964. With this group, he showed many interesting programs and, in particular, performed the cycles of all the symphonies of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky in Yaroslavl. Aronovich constantly performed works of Soviet music here, most often referring to the work of A. Khachaturian and T. Khrennikov. This artistic orientation is characteristic of Aronovich in the future, after he (since 1964) becomes the artistic director and chief conductor of the symphony orchestra of the All-Union Radio and Television. Here the conductor prepares not only various symphonic programs, but also opera performances (Iolanta by Tchaikovsky, Not Only Love by R. Shchedrin, Romeo, Juliet and Darkness by K. Molchanov). Aronovich gave concerts in almost all major cities of the USSR, and in 1966 toured the GDR.

L. Grigoriev, J. Platek, 1969

In 1972 he emigrated to Israel. He has performed as a guest conductor with leading European orchestras. In 1975-1986 he led the Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra, in 1982-1987 he led the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, in connection with which in 1987 he was promoted to Commander of the Order of the Polar Star by King Charles XVI of Sweden.

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