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Yevgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov ; September 6, 1928 – May 3, 2002) was a Russian conductor, composer, and though less well-known, a pianist.

Svetlanov was born in Moscow and studied conducting at the Moscow Conservatory. From 1955 he conducted at the Bolshoi Theatre, being appointed principal conductor there in 1962. From 1965 he was principal conductor of the USSR State Symphony Orchestra (now the Russian State Symphony Orchestra). In 1979 he was appointed principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. Svetlanov was… read more

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