Rodion Shchedrin

Rodion Shchedrin

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Shchedrin received his early training from his musician father and continued at the Moscow Choral School and the Moscow Conservatory. He began composing during these school years, and it was also at this time that he developed the use of folktunes in his work, especially the chastushka, a Russian urban ditty. He gained attention with his First Piano Concerto which also made use of the chastushka and other folk melodies. He went on to compose ballets in the style of Stravinsky an... Read more

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