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Desyatnikov Leonid Arkadievich

   Born in 1955. He graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory in 1978. He is the author of the opera Poor Liza, the ballet A Love Song in Minor, the symphony Sacred Winter, vocal cycles to the poems of Rilke and the OBERIU poets, and several instrumental variations on the themes of Astor Piazzoli. In recent years he has worked closely with Gideon Kremer. He has written the music to a number of films, including Sunset (Zeldovich, 1990); Lost in Siberia (Mitta); Katia Izmailova (Todorovsky, 1994); Hammer and Sickle (Livnev, 1994); Giselle's Mania (Uchitel, 1995); The Prisoner of the Mountains (Bodrov, 1996); and His Wife's Diary (Uchitel, 2000). Fragments from the film music for Moscow were performed at a soiree devoted to Leonid Desiatnikov at the Moscow Conservatory in December 1999.

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