The celebrated Moscow-born conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky has died at the age of 87. His versatility as a musician (he was also a pianist, in duet with his wife Viktoria Postnikova, recording Brahms and Schubert) is reflected in the breadth of his repertoire (among which Bruckner and Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev and Sibelius), and his appointments were varied, including The Bolshoi, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and Stockholm Philharmonic.

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, a prolific recording artist (BIS, Chandos, Melodiya, including arguably the finest version of the complete Swan Lake, for example), was born on 4 May 1931 and he died today, 16 June 2018.

 

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