Mikhail Nosyrev

Mikhail Nosyrev was born on May 28, 1924 in the city of Leningrad.

In 1941 he finished his 10-year studies at the Leningrad Conservatory School and was enrolled as a first-year student at the Conservatory itself. Two years later during the siege of Leningrad he became a solo violinist at the Leningrad radio committee and conductor at the Music Comedy Theatre.

In 1943 he was arrested and sentenced to death by firing squad for the "treason against the Motherland". The main proof of the 19-year old young man's guilt was an "anti-Soviet" diary found during a house search.

A month later the sentence was commuted to a 10-year term, which he fully served as a concertmaster at the Music and Drama Theatre in a camp of Vorkuta.

From 1953 Nosyrev lived in Syktyvkar, where he became the first conductor of the Komi drama theatre.

From 1958 until 1981 Nosyrev was a conductor at the Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre. He participated in dozens of productions.

In 1967 he became a member of the USSR Union of Composers (UC). He received his recommendation for entering the UC from Dmitri Shostakovich, whose creative work Mikhail Nosyrev admired greatly throughout all his life and to whom he dedicated his Second Symphony.

The ballet The Song of Triumphant Love written by the composer to the short story by Ivan Turgenev ran at the Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre for about twenty seasons.

In practically all of the composer's works one can hear the echo of the tragedy of his youth.

Mikhail Nosyrev was completely rehabilitated from the charges of treason by the Supreme Court of the USSR in 1988, seven years after his death.

In 1999-2000 all major works of the composer four symphonies, three concerts and the ballet The Song of Triumphant Love were recorded by symphony orchestras of Voronezh and St. Petersburg and released as compact discs in London by the record company Olympia.

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Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1947 Skazka (A Fairy Tale) Symphonic Poem 4.0 stars CD
Epigraphe Comments:
The Orchestra of St. Petersburg cond. Andrey Anikhanov
1957 Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra 4.0 stars CD
Epigraphe Comments:
Mikhail Gantvarg - Viokin
The Orchestra of St. Petersburg cond.,Vladimir Verbitsky
1964 Four Preludes for Harp 4.0 stars CD
Epigraphe Comments:
Irina Donskaya - Harp
1965 Symphony No 1 4.0 stars CD
Epigraphe Comments:
The Orchestra of St. Petersburg cond.,Vladimir Verbitsky
1974 Piano Concerto 4.0 stars CD
Epigraphe Comments:
Igor Ariash - Piano
The Orchestra of St. Petersburg cond. Andrey Anikhanov
Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1977 Symphony No 2 4.0 stars CD
Epigraphe Comments:
The Orchestra of St. Petersburg cond.,Vladimir Verbitsky
Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1978 Symphony No 3 4.0 stars CD
Epigraphe Comments:
The Orchestra of St. Petersburg cond.,Vladimir Verbitsky
Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1980 Symphony No 4 4.0 stars CD
Epigraphe Comments:
The Orchestra of St. Petersburg cond.,Vladimir Verbitsky