Vladimir Ivanovich Fedoseyev

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Vladimir Fedoseyev (2017)

Vladimir Ivanovich Fedoseev (international Vladimir Fedoseyev ; Russian Владимир Иванович Федосеев , scientific transliteration Vladimir Ivanovič Fedoseev ; born August 5, 1932 in Leningrad ) is a Russian conductor .


First contact with music he received from his father, the one amateur - Bajan was poker players. During the Leningrad blockade in World War II he gave his first concerts in hospitals . By chance he survived the bombing of the train that was supposed to evacuate him from the blocked Leningrad. Upon his return he entered the Mussorgsky a -Musikschule and began to work with the famous Andreyev Folk Music Orchestra. He then continued his training with Nikolaj Reznikow at the Moscow Gnessin Music School . In 1959 he became the chief conductor of the All Union Radio Russian Folk Instruments Orchestra . He improved his conducting technique at the Moscow Conservatory with Leo Ginzburg. Fedosejew conducted a concert with the Leningrad Philharmonic at the invitation of Yevgeny Maravinsky . With this concert he made his breakthrough as a conductor. In 1974 he became artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra , of which he has been chief conductor for more than 45 years. He made it world famous with tours through Europe, Asia and the USA.

In 1994 he became chief conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker , an office which he held until the end of 2004. He also works regularly with the world's major orchestras, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra , the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne , the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra , the Berlin Philharmonic , the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra , the great Parisian orchestras, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra , the Cleveland Orchestra , Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra . As an opera conductor, Vladimir Fedossejew was often active in Bregenz , Milan , Vienna , Florence , Rome and Bologna . Every year he also works with the Zurich Opera House . In the 2005/06 season he caused a sensation at the Zurich Opera House because, at his insistence, Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was put on the program in the version ( Katerina Ismailowa ), which was revised by the composer after pressure from Soviet censors . In 2010 he conducted the national holiday concert in Vienna, which has been taking place every year since 2006 .



Web links

Commons : Vladimir Fedoseyev  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.9 MB)
  2. gustav-mahler.org: The golden Mahler Medal (accessed October 29, 2014)
  3. Order of Merit for the Fatherland 1st Class (Russian)