Boris Tishchenko

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Tishchenko, Boris Ivanovich


Born Mar. 23, 1939, in Leningrad. Soviet composer.

In 1962, Tishchenko graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory, where he studied composition with D. D. Shostakovich; in 1965 he studied with Shostakovich as a graduate student. He is the composer of four symphonies (1961–74) and the Sinfonía Robusta (1970); the ballets The Twelve, based on the poem by A. A. Blok (1964, Leningrad Theater of Opera and Ballet), and Yaroslavna, based on The Tale of Igor’s Campaign (1974, Leningrad Malyi Theater of Opera and Ballet); and three works on themes by K. I. Chukovskii—the ballet The Chatterbox Fly, the opera Stolen Sun, and the operetta The Giant Cockroach (1968). Other compositions include Requiem (1966, words by A. A. Akhmatova), two cello concerti (1963 and 1969), and concerti for piano (1962), violin (1958), and flute and piano (1972). Tishchenko has written many pieces for instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles as well as music for the theater and motion pictures.

Tishchenko favors large-scale compositional forms embodying complex ideas and images. The epic tradition of Russian music is continued in many of his works.


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Three Palms is dedicated to Boris Tishchenko, a Shostakovich pupil, whose own music ought to be highly regarded in its own right, and the work was premiered by the Borodin Quartet and soprano Galina Pisarenko in 1984.
Shostakovich was later to develop and deepen everything to be found in the 1st Piano Trio in masterly fashion (This was a piece actually completed by the composer's pupil Boris Tishchenko, but the fact makes no difference to the contention).
8, 1923), which had to be supplied by his pupil Boris Tishchenko before the work could receive its first modern performance.