Vyacheslav Artyomov

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 17 February 2006


Born

29 June 1940 in Moscow.

Education

Artyomov started studying physics at the University of Moscow. He decided to change and studied composition under Sidelnikov at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he graduated in 1968. He was (with Sofia Gubaidulina and Viktor Suslin) the founder of the Improvisationsensemble „Astreya".

Style

The style of the first composition of Artyomov were neoclassical. Then he discovered the folkloristic style of Russian, Caucasian and Mid-Asian people. His style developed in a free-rhythmic, polytonal way. Sometimes he approached the minimalistic style. Last years Artyomov' compositions are in a mystic-religious style.

Works

"Funny Songs" after folk texts for soprano and piano (1964)

Four Duets after Ghrasi for soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano (1966)

Sonata for clarinet (1966)

Northern Songs after Russian texts for mezzo-soprano, piano and percussion (1966)

Concerto of the Thirteen (1967)

"Tempo Costante" for orchestra (1970)

Revised in 1980.
Scenes for violin, clarinet, percussion and double bass (1970)

Confession for clarinet (1971)

"Fishes of the Night", cantata (1973)

Variations ("Nestling Antsali") for flute and piano (1974)

CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00244: A. Korneyev (flute), V. Artyomov (piano)
Five Pieces for clarinet and piano (1975)

"Autumn Sonatina" for piano, saxophone or flute or oboe or clarinet (1975)

"Capriccio for New Year's Eve" for soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone and vibraphone (1975)

Recitation I for clarinet or saxophone (1975)

Romantic Capriccio for horn and piano (1976)

"Totem", sonata for six percussionists (1976)

Piano Concerto (1976)

Litany I for four (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) saxophones (1977)

Recitation II for flute (1977)

Recitation IV for flute or oboe or clarinet or saxophone (1977)

Recitation V for bassoon (1977)

Sunday Sonata for bassoon and piano (1977)

"A Symphony of Elegies" for chamberorchestra (two violins, percussion and sixteen strings) (1977)

CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00078: Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, S. Sondeckis (cond), Percussion ensemble, T. Grindenko, O. Krysa (violins)
"Woodland Sketches" for two pianos (1977-1978)

"Awakening" for two violins (1978)

Sonata Ricercata for one percussionist (1978)

"A Sonata of Meditations" for four percussionists (1978)

"A Hymn to Jasmine Nights" for soprano and piano (1979)

Recitation IX for flute or oboe or clarinet or saxophone (1980)

Recitation X for flute or oboe or clarinet or saxophone (1980)

"A Garland of Recitations" for flute, oboe, clarinet or saxophone, bassoon, percussion, harp, celesta, piano and stringorchestra (1975-1981)

Invocations for soprano and four percussionists (1978-1981)

Litany II for three flutes and alto flute (1981)

Preludes to Sonnets for piano (1981)

CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00244: A. Batagov (piano)
All' Rondo for alto saxophone and piano (1981)

Recitation II for flute (1981)

"Star Wind" for flute, horn, bells, violin, cello and piano (1981)

"Moonlight Dreams", cantata for mezzo-soprano, alto flute, cello and piano (1982)

CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00244: N. Lee (soprano), D. Alekseev (piano), A. Golyshev (alto flute), V. Tonkha (cello)
Romantic Capriccio to the Memory of Sibelius for horn, piano and stringquartet (1982)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00244: I. Makarov (french horn), Yu. Smirnov (piano), string quartet: E. Alikhanova & V. Alykova (violins), T. Kokhanovskaya (viola), O. Agranovich (cello)
"Mattinate (Morning Songs)" for flute, violin and guitar (1979-1983)

"Tristia" for piano, organ, trumpet, vibraphone and stringorchestra (1983)

Music to the Film "Farewell of Matyora" by Elim Klimov (composed with Alfred Schnittke) (1983)

To the Memory of Igor Stravinsky for orchestra (1969-1984)

"Way to Olympus", symphony for large orchestra in one part (1978-1984)

Quintet for flute, horn, piano, violin and cello (1984)

"Expectation", nostalgic ballet (1984)

In Memoriam for violin and orchestra (1968-1984)

"Hymns of Sudden Wafts" for saxophone, harpsichord or organ, piano or celesta, four violins, two violas and two cellos (1983-1985)

CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00244: I. Abramov (saxophones), A. Semenov (harpsichord), Yu. Smirnov (piano)
"Lamentations" for three percussionists ad lib, piano ad lib, organ and strings (1985)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00078: Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, D. Kitaenko (cond), O. Yanchenko (organ)
"Gurian Hymn" for three violins, percussion and stringorchestra (1986)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00078: Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, D. Kitaenko (cond), E. Smirnov, T. Grindenko, E. Ajemova (violins)
Litany III for organ (1986)

"Lamentations" for mixed chorus, three percussionists ad lib, piano ad lib, organ and strings (1986)

Requiem ("Ballett-Requiem") for two sopranos, tenor, baritone, chorus and orchestra using the music of the ballett "By Faith Alone" (1986)

"Sola Fide (By Faith Alone)", ballet after Tolstoi for chorus and orchestra (1985-1987)

Ave Maria for soprano, chamberchorus, organ ad lib. and strings (1989)


Thanks to Enno Klüver from Germany for additional information

Please send your comments

Return to Onno van Rijen's Soviet Composer's Page

Return to Onno van Rijen's Home Page