TIKHON NIKOLAEVICH Khrennikov
The genus. in 1913
Khrennikov is a prominent Soviet composer, author of operas, symphonic works, mass songs, music for films and theater productions. Khrennikov’s music is cheerful, full of light, cheerful moods, warmed with sincere warmth and gentle humor. Simplicity and freshness bring her closer to popular creativity. The organic combination of the new features with the precepts of the masters of the past determined the continued success of the composer’s best works.
Tikhon Nikolaevich Khrennikov was born on June 10 (new) in 1913 in the town of Yelets. He received his musical education at the Moscow Conservatory, which he graduated in 1936 with a distinction on the marble board. While still a student, Khrennikov wrote the Concerto for piano and orchestra (1933). Soon they completed the First Symphony (1935). In subsequent years, Khrennikov successfully worked as a theatrical composer. His music for Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing” (1936) – his original, temperamental, written with a good knowledge of the scene, became widely known.
Work in the theater helped Khrennikov when creating the opera “In the storm” (1939). During the Great Patriotic War the composer wrote a number of vivid fighting songs. The Second Symphony (1944) is associated with the events of those years. In the postwar period, they were completed and staged on the stages of the Soviet musical theater of the opera “Frol Skobeev” (1949) and “Mother” (based on the novel by M. Gorky, 1956).
TN Khrennikov is a prominent music and public figure. Since 1948 he is the Secretary General, and since 1957 – the first secretary of the Union of Composers of the USSR.