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Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky

Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky (Composer)

Born: 20th April 1881, Modlin Fortress, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland

Died: 8th August 1950, Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Russian

Nikolai Yakovlevich Myaskovsky or Miaskovsky or Miaskowsky was a Russian and Soviet composer. He is sometimes referred to as the "Father of the Soviet Symphony". Myaskovsky was awarded the Stalin Prize five times, more than any other composer.

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Recording of the Week, Vasily Petrenko conducts Russian and Austrian symphonies and orchestral works

A double bill from the Russian-British conductor, with the Oslo Philharmonic performing symphonies by Prokofiev and Myaskovsky, and tone poems by Zemlinsky and Schreker with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Interview, Sabine Weyer on Miaskovsky and Bacri

The Luxembourger pianist talks about her recent album Mysteries, in which she juxtaposes two very different composers' approaches to pushing the limits of Romanticism.

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