The Musical Oeuvres of Rodion Shchedrin
The previous issues of the journal
featured publications of lectures about such
outstanding 20th century Russian composers
as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky,
Sergei Prokofiev, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Dmitri
Shostakovich, Aram Khachaturian and Georgy
Sviridov. This series is continued with a lecture
about the music of Rodion Shchedrin. Following
the portions of the lecture which deal with
the early and middle periods of the composer’s
music, the drama and even the tragic quality
of his world perception and their overcoming.
the present situation acquired maximal tension
upon Shchedrin’s turning to the most acute
problem for the romantic consciousness —
the problem of interactions of personality
and its surroundings, especially in the event
of their confrontation.
During the lecture’s exposition fragments
of musical compositions are offered with their
recommended performances, in their sum
providing a perception of the most substantial
sides of Shchedrin’s musical legacy.