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Vladimir Martynov turns 75

Vladimir Martynov, born 20 February 1946, in Moscow, was a composition student of Nikolai Sidelnikov. No less a person than composer and patron of many 20th century composers, Nadja Boulanger, became aware of him early on. From the outset, the composer, always mindful of his artistic freedom and diversity, concentrated on serial composing and twelve-tone music. At the same time, however, he also explored the music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, thus following a path similar to that of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. He was also interested in researching Russian folk music and the music of the Caucasus, Tajikistan, and Pamir. In the 1970s, electronic music entered his field of vision, and towards the end of the decade, he even took to rock music as a performing musician.
From that time on avant-garde compositional techniques, postmodernism and minimalism accompanied his work. The influences of his music, however, remained diverse and Martynov maintains a very individual style to this day.

20 FEBRUARY
75th birthday
Vladimir Martynov (born 20.02.1946)
- “Come in!” for violin and chamber orchestra   
- “Autumn Song” for boy’s voice, 2 violins, strings, and percussion

 

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