Andrei Eshpai

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Andrei Yakovlevich Eshpai (Russian: Андре́й Я́ковлевич Эшпа́й; born 15 May 1925) is an ethnic Mari (Russian and Soviet) composer.[1]

Eshpai was born at Kozmodemyansk, Mari El.[2] A Red Army World War II veteran, he studied piano at Moscow Conservatory from 1948 to 1953 under Vladimir Sofronitsky, and composition under Nikolai Rakov, Nikolai Myaskovsky and Evgeny Golubev. He performed his postgraduate study under Aram Khachaturian from 1953 to 1956.[3]

He is the son of the composer Yakov Andreyevich Eshpai, and the father of the filmmaker Andrei Andreyevich Eshpai.[4]

Principal works[edit]

  • "Nobody is happier than me", operetta to the libretto by V. Konstantinov and B. Ratser. (1968–1969)
  • "Love is Forbidden", musical (1973)
  • "Angara", ballet (1974–1975)
  • "A Circle", ballet (1979–1980)
  • Nine symphonies
  • Two piano concertos
  • Four violin concertos (no. 4 from 1993)[5]
  • Viola concerto (1987)
  • Cello concerto
  • Flute concerto (1992)[6]
  • Oboe concerto
  • Concerto for Double bass (1994–5)
  • Symphonic dances
  • "Concerto Grosso", Concerto for Orchestra with Solo Trumpet, Piano, Vibraphone and Double Bass (1966–7)
  • Three violin sonatas
  • Piano compositions
  • Songs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Michael Randel (1996). The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Harvard University Press. pp. 252–. ISBN 978-0-674-37299-3. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Joel Flegler (1995). Fanfare. J. Flegler. p. 167. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Maurice Hinson (1 January 1993). Music for Piano and Orchestra: An Annotated Guide. Indiana University Press. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-0-253-33953-9. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Soviet Film. Sovexportfilm. 1973. p. 36. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "ANDREI ESHPAI (1925–) Vol. 1 : Classical CD Reviews – Oct 1999". Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  6. ^ "Eshpai Vol3 Concerto flute & Orch etc. [RB]: Classical CD Reviews – July 2003 MusicWeb(UK)". Retrieved 2013-07-07. 

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