Oleksandr Krasotov
composer

Biography:

Born on May 5, 1936 in Odessa (Ukraine). In 1959 he graduated from the Odessa State A.Nezhdanova Conservatoire, where he studied: composition with T.Maljukova, piano with B.Charkovs'kyi, and musicology with Prof. A.Kogan. In the same year he started lecturing at Odessa State A.Nezhdanova Conservatoire, now - Professor of Composition. His work includes operas, symphonies, concerts, oratories, cantatas, musicals, a lot of chamber music, theatre music, jazz music and songs.
From 1966 he has been a member of the Ukrainian Composers' Union. Laureate of the Regional E. E. Bagryts'kyi Prize (1967), All-Ukrainian Competition in Kyiv (1967, 1971, 1983), International competitions (Berlin, 1973; Tokio, 1992). Honoured in Art of Ukraine (1987).
Now he works as Invited Professor of Composition at the Conservatoire of Music in Tianjin (China).

Works:

2000
"YESTERSHELL" for symphony orchestra
1999
"DESPITE" for 4 flutes (piccolo, soprano, alto, basso), cello and piano - (MP3)
1998
"CONSEQUENCES", string quartet - (MP3)
1997
"FAREWELL", symphonic etude for orchestra
1996
"CONCERTINO GROSSO" in 5 movements for 2 cellos and chamber orchestra
"DUMA ABOUT UKRAINE", cantata to verses by R.Brodavko in 4 movements for choir, soloists and symphony orchestra
1995
CONCERTO 3 for piano, string orchestra and percussion
1993-1994
"MICHAEL VORONTSOV", opera (2 acts, 6 scenes), libretto by R.Brodavko (prod.: Odessa, 1994)
1993
"INCRUSTATIONS", choral cycle (7 pieces) to verses by L.Kostenko for choir a cappella
1993
"ROZDUM" (Meditation), monologue-cantata to verses by R.Brodavko for bass and piano
1992
"MARCH OF UKRAINIAN ARMY" to verses by D.Pavlychko for man's choir and wind orchestra
"UKRAINIAN RHAPSODY" on folk songs themes for folk instruments orchestra
SUITE on the themes by G.Sviridov for 2 pianos in 8 hands
"SKETCH", concert piece on a Japanese folk song theme for 2 piano in 4 hands
"KOMORIUTA", variations on the theme of a Japanese folk song for 2 pianos in 8 hands
"ANTIPHONES", concert piece for 2 piano in 4 hands
1991
CONCERTO in 3 movements for trumpet and symphony orchestra
"STAR OF LOVE AND HOPE", musical after Ch.Chaplin, libretto R.Fedeniov and R.Brodavko
1990
SYMPHONY 4 for chamber (string) orchestra
1989
"MAN, HELP YOU YOURSELF", essay-poem on verses by R.Brodavko for soloist and rock ensemble
"SKOCHNA", rhapsody on Jewish folk themes for clarinet and piano
1987
"BIL' TA PAM'YAT'" (Pain and memory), cantata on words by M.Lukiv for bass, chamber orchestra and organ
1986
"TO BELIEVE AND TO WAIT", musical
"VSE TOBI, KOKHANA BAT'KIVSHCHYNO" (Everything for you, lovely Fatherland), cantata on verses by R.Brodavko for soloist, choir and symphony orchestra
1985
"SCHERZO OSTINATO" for trombone and orchestra
"MARCATO", concert piece for trumpet and piano
1968
QUINTET for flute, oboe, violin, cello and cembalo
1983
"VIRNIST" (Loyalty), oratorio on verses by Yu. Mykhajlyk
for soloists and choir with orchestra
1982
"ROMANCE AND SCHERZO-TOCCATA" for violin and piano
"PATRIOTIC OVERTURE" for band
"RETRO-MARCH", "CHASTUSHKAS" for band
1981
SONATA for clarinet and piano
1980
SYMPHONY 3 on verses by O. Suleymenov for choir, reciter, two pianos and harp
1977
"TAJOZHNAJA PESNJA" (Taiga Song), opera, libretto by R.Rozenberg after Yu. Nagibin
"THE NINETEENTH", musical (libretto by A.Vratarjov)
"SYMPHONY-CONCERTO" 2 for trumpet and orchestra
1976
TOCCATA for piano
"OCEAN", cycle of romances on verses by Yu.Drunina
1975
"VOHON'" (Fire), oratorio-fresco to verses by Ju. Mykhajlyk
1974
"PIATYJ, LISHNIJ" (Fifth, one too many), musical (libretto by O.Kanevs'ky)
"MORNING PRELUDE", etude-march for clarinet and piano
"SCHERZO-ETUDE" for clarinet and piano
1973
CONCERTO NO.2 "QUART-CONCERTO" for piano, strings and percussion
1972
"THREE SKETCHES" on Ukrainian themes for piano
1971
"CAPRICCIO-BURLESQUE"("ESTAMPE 2") for piano
VARIATIONS for piano
1970
"APRIL 100", Cantata-Suite to verses by Ju. Mykhajlyk
"LENIN IS OURS! ", vocal symphonic cantata on verses by L.Reva for children's choir
1968
SONATA for clarinet and piano
"JAZZ PIECES" for piano, guitar and double bass
"CHACONNE, DANCE, SONG" for violins ensemble and piano
SONATA 3 for violin and piano
1967
"QUEUE FOR HAPPINESS", vocal cycle on verses by L.Ashkinazi
1966
SYMPHONY 1 for symphony orchestra
"PROPALA DIVCHYNKA" (Missing maiden), operetta revue (prod.: Kiev, 1966)
1965
SONATA 2 for violin and piano
"ODE TO THE SUN", vocal symphonic poem to verses by I. Rjadchenko for soloists, choir and orchestra
"BALLAD-TOCCATA" for piano
1964
SONATINA for piano
"ESTAMPE NO. 1" for piano
"LIFE BEGINS RUNNING", cycle of romances (N.Gillien)
1963
"QUICKSANDS", cycle of romances (J.Prevers)
1961
"LIFE IN LEND", poem after E.-M.Remark for symphony orchestra
"3 RECITATIVES" for piano
1960
SONATA for cello and piano
1959
"KINETS' KAZKY " (The End of Fairy Tale), opera, libretto by V.Timofeev after J. London (prod.: Odessa, 1966)
1958
CONCERTO NO.1 for piano and orchestra
1957
SONATA NO.1 for violin and piano
1952-1965
PRELUDES AND ETUDES for piano
1952-1966
CYCLES OF ROMANCES on verses by T. Shevchenko, R. Burns, L.Oshanin and others.

Songs and romances.
Arrangements of folk songs.
Music for television programs, theatre and films.