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Zaborov Symphony No. 1

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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2020, 03:08:55 pm »

I cannot describe the idiom of this work, other than that it's vaguely tonal, perhaps polytonal, with no set key of the work as a whole that I can determine, doesn't fall within the purview of Socialist Realism, and that I LIKE IT!
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2020, 02:43:57 am »

I have written to various places in Russia requesting information on the "composer, violinist and concertmaster of the USSR Bolshoi Theatre" Grigory Zaborov (1929-85): Melodiya, the Bolshoi Theatre, The Svetlanov International Conducting Competition, etc.
In some I had answers and in others I did not. The most interesting came from the Museum of the Bolshoi Theater, who informed me that the choir artist Irina Nikolaevna Parfenova published the book "The Bolshoi Theater in the Biographies of Musicians", which contains an article on Zaborov.
The BT Museum staff sent me a photograph of the aforementioned article. If someone can translate from Cyrillic we will have info on the obscure composer.

As I canīt upload the images, I am sending them to Holger. Maybe he knows how to do it. (Thank you a lot for receiving them!)
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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2020, 06:48:40 pm »

The scans Gabriel spoke of can be accessed here:

I do not speak Russian myself, but nevertheless, as far as I understand this article does provide some biographic information on Zaborov (for instance, he seems to have been a student of Myaskovsky, he was violinist in the orchestra of the Bolshoi theatre from 1950 until 1985, from 1965 as concert master, there seems to be a list of ballets in which he played violin solos, he also had a son, Igor, who lived from 1952 until 2015 and played the violin and composed himself etc.). However, the article does not seem to mention the symphony. Anyway, many thanks to Gabriel for doing research on him! Smiley
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