Medvedev congratulated Rodion Shchedrin on the 85th anniversary

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in fotoracconti Rodion Shchedrin. archival photoMedvedev congratulated Rodion Shchedrin on the 85th anniversary© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

The Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated composer, pianist, teacher, laureate of state prizes of USSR and Russia Rodion Shchedrin on the 85th anniversary and called his works masterpieces, the telegram published on the government website.

«Your works have become real masterpieces. They are performed by famous musicians and bands adorn the best of Opera, festivals, concerts. Your great music for the great Maya Plisetskaya is also a love story of the composer and ballerina», – the telegram says.

Medvedev noted that each of the Shchedrin Concerto concluded the sincerity of the Russian soul, expression and charm. According to him, the unique ability of the composer to work in different genres, it is a rare gift and a boldness of imagination embodied in great operas, symphonies and choral works.

Shchedrin is the author of seven operas, five ballets, three symphonies.