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Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin

Kirill Kondrashin, USSR Conductor.

Background

  • Kondrashin, Kirill was born on March 6, 1914 in Moscow.

  • Education

    • Pupil of B. Khaikin.

    Career

    • Conducted operas in Moscow and Leningrad from 1934. With the Bolshoi Theatre from 1943. Conducted symphonic works only from 1956.

      Head of the symphony orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic from 1960. In 1978, during a tour abroad, asked for political asylum in Holland.
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    Born March 6, 1914
    Died March 7, 1981
    (aged 67)
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