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Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (1931–2018)

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky was born on May 4, 1931 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia] as Gennadi Nikolaevitch Rozhdestvensky. He is known for his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and The Bolshoi Ballet (1957). He was married to Viktoria Postnikova and Nina Timofeyeva. He died on June 16, 2018 in ... See full bio »


(age 87) in Moscow, Russia

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Known For

The Bolshoi Ballet Music Department
Romeo & Juliet Music Department


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 2007 La dame de pique (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1994 Whispering Pages (conductor: Nussio - as G. Rozhdestvensky)
 1990 The Second Circle (conductor - as G. Rozhdestvensky)
 1988/II Mariya (TV Movie) (conductor - as G. Rozhdestvensky)
 1985 The Nutcracker (TV Movie) (conductor - as Gennady Roshdestvensky)
 1980 Granddaughter of Ice (conductor)
 1979 Nos (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1970 Carmen Syuta (conductor - as G. Rozhdestvensky)
 1965 Bolshoi Ballet '67 (conductor - as G. Rozhdestvensky)
 1957 The Bolshoi Ballet (conductor)
 1955 Romeo & Juliet (conductor - as G. Rozhdestvensky)
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Other Works:

He conducted the Covent Garden Orchestra for the ballet, "The Fountain of Bakchisarai," in a Bolshoi Theatre production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Marina Kondratieva, Boris Kokhlov, Alexander Lapauri, Velta Viltsin, Vladimir Levashev, and Alexander Radunsky in the cast. Professor R. Zakharov... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gennadi Roschdestwenski | Gennady Roshdestvensky | Gennadij Roshdestwenskij | G. Rozhdestvensky | Gennady Rozhdestvensky | Gennady Rozhdestvesnky


Viktoria Postnikova  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

The position of a conductor who has a permanent appointment is that of the manager of a travel agency. See more »


He helped to popularize music by composers who were frowned on by the Communist authorities in the USSR, including Poulenc and Hindemith. In 1974, he conducted the USSR premiere of the previously banned opera "The Nose" by Shostakovich. See more »

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