Evgeny Svetlanov – conductor, who is subject to Music
Yevgeny Svetlanov (1928 – 2002) – an outstanding conductor, composer and pianist. For 45 years he worked at the Bolshoi Theater, combining this tremendous creative activity with the leadership of the USSR State Orchestra. Summary from childhood Both the father and the mother of the future musician of the rarest talent were opera singers. Or rather, the soloists of the Bolshoi Theater. And his childhood was connected, as was his subsequent work, with theater rehearsals and music, which he began to study at the age of six. Yevgeny Svetlanov sang in the choir, took part as a meme in the performances and even once climbed into a chair, heard the music, and began conducting. A.Nezhdanova and conductor N. Golovanov noticed this. They laughed heartily and predicted that there would be a conductor out of such a little boy. Youth She rushed rapidly, passing in their studies at the Institute. Gnesinyh. As a performer while still in his student years, Yevgeny Svetlanov impressed with a new deep reading, revealing the intentions of the authors of the works that he performed. With success, he studied and composition. His writings are based on the Russian classics. Most of all he was influenced by S. Rachmaninoff. In parallel, he tried his hand as a conductor. And from the fourth year he works alongside his teacher in the All-Union Radio Orchestra. The work of the conductor combines, synthesizes all the knowledge of the pianist and composer. At the Bolshoi Theater Console In 1955, Evgeny Svetlanov first performed at the Bolshoi Theater. It was the opera “Pskovityanka.” The singers considered his work exceptionally worthy. And the dancers noted that under his hands the orchestra sounded so that it gave creative power to the performer. He felt amazingly fine choreography. Dance and music were inseparable. Performers gained freedom, confidence and inspiration. “Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music” In the sixties, this ascetic and tremendous work began. And she does not stop for thirty years. Evgeny Svetlanov carried this case through his creative life as a mission. A start was made by recording Tchaikovsky’s symphonies. A total of one hundred and ten discs were recorded. Recognition abroad For the first time in 1964, together with the Bolshoi, he performs in Italy at La Scala. The success was immense. He was equated to such great conductors as A. Toscanini, B. Walter and Karoyan. Yevgeny Svetlanov: private life The first marriage took place while working at the Bolshoi with soloist Larisa Avdeeva (mezzo-soprano). Their son Maxim was growing up. A young journalist from Mayak Radio, Nina Nikolaeva, in 1974 came to interview a great musician. She was by profession including a musicologist. Not only because of her specialties, but also at the behest of the soul she attended the concerts of the great maestro. The door was opened by the spouse, Svetlanova Larisa Ivanovna, and Evgeny Fedorovich himself went out after her. He was wearing a stunningly beautiful blue robe with black satin cuffs and slippers on his bare feet. All the little things of the first meeting forever crashed into the memory of Nina Alexandrovna, because she fell in love at first sight. She was divorced, but her dream was unavailable. Continuation of the novel During one of the interviews, the conversation deviated from the topic, and it turned out that they were both passionate fishermen. Then the great conductor went somewhere and brought a Japanese fishing pole of amazing beauty. They agreed to meet after work. Nina Alexandrovna could not believe that the meeting could take place. And yet, Yevgeny Fyodorovich came and invited me to dinner at the Minsk restaurant. But for some reason it was closed. Then Nina offered to go to a small quiet restaurant where no one would recognize a musician. They quietly had dinner and talked about everything. And the next day, Svetlanov came to her in Davydkovo, on the outskirts of Moscow, to the five-story building without an elevator and stayed all night. He was exhausted and just asleep. And in the morning he knelt down and said that he would never forget it. Parting and a new meeting Their relationship was not easy to develop. For more than a year, Svetlanov did not make himself known. And suddenly the call and the question: “Are you surprised? Can I come to your place? ”They met and stayed together for twenty-five years. Wife Nina has devoted his whole life to him. At first they did not think about the children, and then it became too late. Illness and death A tumor appeared on the thigh, which did not bother me much. But analyzes have shown – oncology. Doctors demanded an operation. There were ten of them, and then 25 sessions of chemotherapy. 7 months Svetlanov walked on crutches and waited for the eleventh operation. He patiently endured agonizing pains. And on the last day he was given 11 shots. But the pain did not go anywhere. It was impossible to tolerate her, and he screamed. And then, saying that it seems to be getting better, fell asleep. In the morning he was already looking with some kind of detached look. He died in the evening, at 19 o’clock, on a bright May day on Easter Eve.