Nikolai Nikolayevich Sidelnikow

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Nikolai Nikolajewitsch Sidelnikow ( Russian: Николай Николаевич Сидельников ; born June 5, 1930 in Tver ; † 1992 ) was a Russian composer . He was considered one of the most influential composition teachers in Moscow.


Sidelnikow studied composition with EO Messner and Juri Schaporin at the Moscow Conservatory until 1957 . From 1958 he was assistant to Shaporin and Aram Khachaturian . From 1961 he taught composition at the Moscow Conservatory and was professor there from 1981 . His students include Vyacheslav Artyomov , Eduard Artemjew , Dmitri Smirnow , Vladimir Martynow and Anton Rovner .

His works have been performed in Europe, Asia and America (by Mstislaw Rostropowitsch, among others ). He wrote u. a. three operas, a ballet, six symphonies and three oratorios as well as film music (including longing for Djamila , Tibul defeats the thickwans ). His composition Russian fairy tales was presented to the Tribune internationale des compositeurs in Paris in 1971 . In 1992 he became a People's Artist of the RSFSR .

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