Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died


With inexpressible sorrow, we learned about the death of Gennady Rozhdestvensky – a great musician, one of the pillars of the music world in its entire long, rich history.

We will never forget his unique gesture, his crushing charm, his brilliant sense of humor. Frantic "Scythian Suite" by Prokofiev, the majestic Bruckner's Symphony 6, the rigorous "Tapiola" by Sibelius, the tragic Symphony 10 by Shostakovitch... We remember with warmth and pride our joint performances, when under his baton the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlenov" performed these and many other pieces with great success. Only a year ago, in the series "Histories with the Orchestra" Rozhdestvensky unforgettably conducted with inspiration the works of Scriabin and talked about them. That day nobody knew that this concert was destined to be the last meeting with the legendary Maestro.

We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gennady Rozhdestvensky.