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Roman Ledenev (Composer)

Born

4 December 1930 in Moscow.

Education

Ledenev was educated at the Central Musical School of the Moscow Conservatory from 1942 until 1948. He studied under N. Rakov and composition under A.N. Aleksandrov at the Moscow Conservatory from 1948 until 1958. He completed his postgraduate training there and later joined the staff as a theory teacher.

Style

His music is marked by a delicate psychological approach, a general lyrical quality and an attractive Russian atmosphere.

Works

Sonata for clarinet and piano opus 1 (1952)

First performance in 1956 in Moscow

"Song of Igor's Military Expedition", epic poem after 10th century Russian verses for soloists, chorus and orchestra opus 2 (1952, revised in 1977)

Sonata to the Memory of S. Prokofiev for piano opus 4 (1953-1956)

First performance in 1958 in Moscow

"Russian Songs", seven songs after popular texts opus 5 (1958)

Children's Suite for small orchestra opus 6 (1957)

String Quartet in C major opus 7 (1955-1958)

First performance in 1964 in Moscow
LP Melodiya D 025117/8: Prokofiev Quartet

"Ode to Joy", cantata on texts by P. Neruda for four soloists and orchestra opus 8 (1956-1958)

Children's Album, 98 pieces for piano opus 9 (1959-1961)

Ballad for piano (1961)

"Ode to the Party" for large stringorchestra, eight horns, four harps and organ opus 10 (1961)

"Songs of Freedom", oratorio on Asian and African verse for soloists, chorus and orchestra opus 11 (1960-1961)

Violin Concerto opus 12 (1964)

First performance in 1972 in Moscow

Concerto-Poem for viola and orchestra in A minor opus 13 (1963-1964)

First performance in 1973 in Moscow
LP Melodiya D 025045/6: Moscow PO, Yesipov (cond), F. Druzhinin (viola)

Concerto-Nocturne for flute and orchestra opus 14 (1964)

"The Fairy-Tale of the Green Balloons", ballet in one act after V. Lugovsky opus 15 (1963-1964)

First performance in 1980 in Moscow
LP Melodiya C10 21703/4: Large Television and Radio Orchestra, V. Fedoseyev (cond)

Six Pieces for string quartet and harp opus 16 (1965-1966)

First performance in 1967 in Prague
LP Melodiya C10 06185/6: L. Snegireva (harp), A. Shishlov & A. Balashov (violins), A. Galkovsky (viola), A. Korchagin (cello)
LP Panton 110342-366

Ten Sketches for chamberensemble opus 17 (1967)

First performance in 1967 in Moscow

Seven Moods for chamberensemble opus 18 (1967)

First performance in 1970 in Moscow

"Nocturnes", three pieces for chamberensemble opus 19 (1968)

First performance in 1970 in Moscow

"Miniature", mini-suite for organ opus 20 (1968)

First performance in 1968 in Moscow

Symphony in simple modes

"Ditties" for string quartet (1969)

"Brief Tunes", five pieces for string quartet opus 21 (1969)

First performance in 1970 in Moscow
LP Melodiya C10 06186

"I Play the Clarinet", eight lessons for clarinet and piano opus 22 (1972)

First performance in 1976 in Poland

"Four Drawings" for chamber ensemble opus 23 (1972)

First performance in 1973 in Moscow

"Nekrassov-Books", twenty songs and romances after Nekrassov for bass and piano opus 24 (1972-1980)

First performance in 1974 in Moscow
LP Melodiya C10 15360
LP Melodiya C10 20867 002

"Homeland", lyric poem after Nekrassov for female soloists, chorus and orchestra opus 25 (1977)

"Children's Pieces", 99 pieces for piano two and four hands opus 26 (1977)

Concerto-Elegy for cello and orchestra opus 28 (1979-1980)

First performance in 1980 in Moscow
LP Melodiya C10 17373

Concerto-Romance for piano and orchestra, opus 29 (1980-1981)

First performance in 1981 in Moscow
LP Melodiya C10 21703/4: Large Television and Radio Orchestra, V. Fedoseyev (cond), R. Ledenev (piano)

"The Seasons", four pastorales without texts for mixed chorus and instrumental ensemble opus 29 No. 1 (1978-1979)

First performance in 1979 in Moscow

"Winter Sketches", four pictures for mixed chorus and percussion instruments opus 29 No. 2 (1980)

First performance in 1983 in Tallinn

Elegiac Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos opus 30 (1976-1982)

First performance in 1984 in Moscow

Reminiscences for clarinet, E'-clarinet, basset horn and bass clarinet opus 31 (1982)

First performance in 1987 in Moscow

Three Poems after Rubtsov for bass and symphony orchestra opus 34 (1982)

First performance in 1989 in Moscow

Motif for windensemble (1988)

Three Poems after N. Rubzov for voice and piano (1988)


© Text - Onno van Rijen's Soviet Composer's Page - Roman Ledenev





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