Le va et le vient

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The title of Ivan Tcherepnin's orchestral work, Le va et le vient ("the coming and the going"), refers to the birth of his son, Stefan Tcherepnin (born September 29, 1977), which was immediately followed by the death of his father, Alexander Tcherepnin (died September 29, 1977). It was premiered at the Lucerne Music Festival on August 8, 1978, with the composer conducting.