SAD NEWS | Eminent Russian Conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

Legendary Soviet-born conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has passed away – aged 87

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Legendary Soviet-born conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has passed away – aged 87.

A piano and conducting graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he served as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bolshoi Theatre, Vienna Symphony and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

Thorough-out his almost 7 decade career, he recorded more than 750 works.

 

DVORAK | SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN E MINOR ‘FROM THE NEW WORLD’ | GENNADY ROZHDESTVENSKY & MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY | 1973

 

Maestro Rozhdestvensky had battled with heart problems, diabetes and cancer in recent years.

Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.

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