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“I associate Sviridov’s music man’s eternal search for the ideal. I have never heard the expression of evil in Sviridov’s music, but only Canada Goose Outlet reflections of good. That is why his music is so popular. When presenting works by Sviridov abroad, I always witness their success. Georgy Sviridov’s music is regarded the world over as a reflection of the eternal Russia, which, in defiance of all cataclysms and metamorphoses, is the inner world of Russian character.”He will forever be remembered for his “Time, buy canada goose jacket cheap Forward!” which served as an inspiring theme song to the Soviet Union’s one and only news program for nearly three decades. It was this very tune that gave people the idea of time.Svidirov was recognized as possessing rare and unique musical talents very early on in his career. At the age of 19 he was invited to join the Composers Union, a rare honor for such a young Canada Goose sale musician. At buy canada goose jacket the canada goose store age of 54 he was honored a People’s Artist of the USSR.From the beginning of his career up until the very end, Georgy Vasilyevich showed a preference for vocal music based on poetry. According to Aleksandr Belonenko, President of the Sviridov Foundation: “Sviridov was a knowledgeable man brilliantly well versed in domestic and foreign poetry. Russian poetry was stored in his memory ready to be transformed into lines and tunes in moments of inspiration.”The composer based his avant garde themes on classical literature, Russian folk stories and poetry. He had his own way of interpreting the coryphaei of Russian poetry: Esenin, Mayakovsky, Blok, Nekrasov and Pasternak. His symphonies and chorales added significantly to the country’s illustrious treasure trove of great music. He considerably renovated and transformed the traditional vocal and vocalic symphony genres: oratorio, cantata and lyric. canada goose coats on sale Widely known are his vocalic symphonies “Pushkin’s Wreath,” “Pathetic Oratorio,” “Snowfall” and “Songs of Kursk.” His music enjoyed exceptional success both among the public and his peers. canadian goose jacket Without exaggeration he could be called not only one of the most famous composers in Russia, canada goose clearance but also one of the most loved canada goose deals and popular.Georgy (Yury) Vasilievich Sviridov was born in the town of Fatezh in Kursk Province into the family of postal employee. His mother was a teacher. When Georgy was four years old his father died in the Civil War and Yuri and his Canada Goose Jackets mother moved to Kursk. Yury went to school there and soon showed his musical talent. His first musical instrument was the balalaika. He learned to play by ear, demonstrating such talent and ability that he was accepted into the local orchestra of Russian folk instruments. He entered music school and received his primary music education in Kursk (1929 1932). During the entrance exam he was to play piano. He did not have any repertoire at the time, so he decided Canada Goose online to play his own composition. These were financially difficult years for Yuri and to make ends meet he took work playing piano in restaurants and cinemas.Today Georgy Sviridov accounts for one of the most successful expressions of Pushkin’s poetry in Russian 20th century music. By the way, his first creative achievement was lyrics based on Pushkin’s verses. Today they are viewed as vocal classics belonging to the repertoire of canada goose outlet many outstanding singers. And in 1935 Sviridov composed a cycle of lyrical romances based on the poetry of Pushkin which brought him first critical acclaim. Years later Sviridov, already a canada goose clearance sale well known composer, turned to Pushkin again and wrote a work that became a noticeable event in his country’s musical life the choral cycle “Pushkin’s Wreath” (1979).”To me Pushkin sounds as the realization of the high predestination of man. Each epoch interprets him in its own way. Averse to idealizing the Pushkin era, I do not want to give him a modern interpretation either. I simply try to follow him into his unattainable heights as best I can,” Sviridov wrote.The ten parts of the “Pushkin’s Wreath” cycle reflect many facets of the poet’s art: lyrical, epical, folk. The composer turned to verses written in different times, to different themes, to different moods: their interpretation in music reflected the spirit of Pushkin’s poetry to perfection. “Pushkin’s Wreath” gained the Russian public’s love and appreciation among the lovers of music abroad.During his studies in Leningrad Conservatory, 1936 1941, Sviridov also experimented with different genres and different types of musical composition. He completed Piano Concerto No. 1 (1936 1939), Symphony No. 1 and the Chamber Symphony for Strings (1940). Later Sviridov would turn to the rich Russian musical heritage, including the folk songs, for inspiration.Sviridov worked in various genres. He tried himself in the genre of operetta. Sviridov was a favorite pupil of Shostakovich, who regarded him as a genius and told him this personally. In the 1940s he was a composer of neo classical school, close to his teacher Dmitri Shostakovich and greatly influenced by him.Sviridov was mobilized into the Soviet armed forces in 1941, just days after his graduation from the conservatory. The young composer was sent to a military academy in Ufa, but was discharged by the end of the year due to poor health.Till 1944 cheap Canada Goose Sviridov stayed in the city of Novosibirsk, as Leningrad Philharmonic canada goose coats was Canada Goose Parka evacuated there during the World War II. During this period of time he wrote many war songs, one of the most loved was “The song of Brave”, written by Aleksey Surkov in 1941.The Motherland calls the bravesTo fight against the Fascists’ gang.A bullet “is afraid” of a brave,A bayonet can’t hit a brave.Besides, Sviridov worked on music for theatre performances. Many theatres were evacuated to Novosibirsk as well.In 1944 the composer returned to Leningrad. In 1956 Sviridov moved to Moscow, where he continued to create his masterpieces. In the 1950 s Sviridov created his famous vocal cycles “Songs to the words from Robert Burns” (1955).His heyday as a master fell on the mid50s after the premiere of “The Poem in Memory of Sergey Esenin”.”The Poem in Memory of Sergey Esenin” is a work by mature Sviridov, with its own musical language and Russian flavor, which immediately struck both the music lovers and professional musicians. Dmitri Shostakovich noticed that “few notes, a lot of music”, and so did Igor Stravinsky as he listened to the piece in Petersburg in 1962″. Aleksandr Belonenko.

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