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75th birthday anniversary of Nikolai Korndorf

Nikolai Korndorf was born in Moscow on 23 January 1947.  Like many composers of his generation, such as Alfred Schnittke and Sofia Gubaidulina (both of whom had emigrated to Germany), Korndorf left his homeland at the beginning of the 1990s and went to Canada. Here he became a Canadian citizen and died there at the early age of 54 on 30 May 2001 in Vancouver.
Korndorf’s compositional style is extremely versatile and developed in alternating spurts. After his composition studies, he first turned to an atonal musical language, then he became involved in electroacoustic media. For some of his later works, the composer returned to tonality. Nikolai Korndorf was Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre and a member of the Canadian League of Composers.
Particularly attractive pieces from Korndorf’s catalogue of works are the orchestral compositions “Hymnus” and “Con sordino” as well as “Ja!” Ritual for soprano, two tenors and instrumental ensemble.

75th birthday anniversary
(23.01.1947 - 30.05.2001)
- Hymn I for orchestra
- “Yes!” Ritual for soprano, two tenors and instrumental ensemble
- “Con sordino” for chamber orchestra