Khrennikov, Tikhon Nikolayevich


Khrennikov, Tikhon Nikolayevich
▪ 2008

      Soviet composer and bureaucrat

born May 28 [June 10, New Style], 1913, Yelets, Russia

died Aug. 14, 2007, Moscow, Russia
as head (1948–91) of the Union of Soviet Composers, enforced Stalinist ideas of socialist music, denouncing and denying forums to composers who failed to conform—among them Dmitry Shostakovich, Sergey Prokofiev, and Aram Khachaturian. At the first Congress of Composers in 1948, Khrennikov's vehement condemnation of what he described as “formalist music” delineated the strictures under which Soviet musicians would labour for the next several decades. Khrennikov was a prolific composer. His incidental music for a 1936 production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and his first opera, Into the Storm (1939), both showed his characteristic optimism, energy, and lyricism and won him the favour of Joseph Stalin, who put him in charge of the composers' union.

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