Alexandre Rabinovitch

Born in 1945, the composer and conductor Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky left the USSR in 1974 and now lives in Switzerland. Rabinovitch's creative thinking is turned towards the culture of past centuries which he views as a whole - from the ancient esoteric theories to the art of the 19th century (...). (Piotr Pospelov in Soviet Music N° 6, 1991, about the festival of contemporary music Alternativa in Moscow.) Some critics define his music conception as musical anthropology. His main works are all part of a global work-in-progress called Anthology of Archaic Rituals - In Search of the Center. He has presented his works at various festivals - the Venice Biennale (1977, 1979), Steirischer Herbst in Austria (1977), Witten festival (1975), Almeida festival in London (1989), Alternativa in Moscow (1991), Musiktriennale in Köln (1994), in Salzburg, Zurich, München, Paris, Tokyo, Milan, etc. His works were also recorded by MEGADISC Classics, DORON Music, Valois-Audivis and BIS. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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