MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
November 29, 2021, 19:32
He replaced Alexander Gradsky, People’s Artist of Russia, who headed the theater from the moment of its foundation until his death.
The duties of the artistic director of the Gradsky Hall theater have been temporarily assigned to the People’s Artist of Russia, composer Alexei Rybnikov.
“Theaters with a modern vocal repertoire are a rather complex structure with special rules for concert and touring activities. I consider it my duty as a friend to lend a shoulder to colleagues in such a difficult and tragic situation for all of us, ”said Alexey Rybnikov.
People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Gradsky, who headed the theater since its foundation, passed away on November 28.
“Of course, I, like everyone else, was shocked by the sudden news of the death of Alexander Gradsky. This is the brightest creative person. His art became a real discovery in the early 1970s, when he burst into the musical world of the Soviet era, breaking all foundations and establishing his own rules of a great musician for half a century. For many years Alexander has been my friend, ”said Alexey Rybnikov.
According to him, the Moscow State Creative Workshop under the direction of Alexei Rybnikov appeared 30 years ago almost simultaneously with the Moscow Theater and Concert Musical Association under the direction of Alexander Gradsky. During these years, the theaters have been close in spirit and creative concept.
Alexei Rybnikov is a famous Soviet and Russian composer, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Council of the Union of Composers of Russia, theatrical artistic director and producer. He is the author of numerous classical and popular musical works, including the famous rock operas “Juno and Avos” and “The Star and Death of Joaquin Murieta”, became a laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation and the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation.
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