Yelets, Lipetskaya oblast', Russian Federation (1913 – 2007)
Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov (Russian: Тихон Никола́евич Хренников; 10 June 1913 – 14 August 2007) was a Russian and Soviet composer, pianist, leader of the Union of Soviet Composers, who was also known for his political activities. He wrote three symphonies, four piano concertos, two violin concertos, two cello concertos, operas, operettas, ballets, chamber music, incidental music and film music.
Tikhon Khrennikov was the youngest of ten children, born into a family of horse traders in the town of Yelets, Oryol… read more
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