Photo: Moscow state Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky
People’s artist of Russia, composer Roman Ledenev, died August 15 at age 88. On his death on his website announced on Friday, August 16, the Union of cinematographers of Russia.
“For many of us he was a beloved teacher and the senior friend… Great master, which is subject to various genres of music, including film music”, — is spoken in the message.
Ledenev has written dozens of musical works for orchestra and chamber-instrumental and vocal performance. For the musical theater he composed the ballet “the tale of the green balloons”.
Fame Ledeneva brought a collaboration with Director Larisa Shepitko: he wrote the music for her films “the Heat”, “Wings”, “Beginning of the unknown century” and “In the thirteenth hour of the night”. He also worked on such films as “uncle’s dream”, “All the king’s men”, “the Strange woman” and “a Poem about wings”.
Since 1956 Ledenev taught at the Moscow Conservatory, where in 1978 he was entrusted to lead the class works, and in 1991 was awarded the title of Professor. As a teacher he taught several generations of composers.
In 1982 Ledenev became the honored artist of the RSFSR, in 1995 — people’s artist of Russia.
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