(b. 1958, Moscow).
Russian composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere; he is also active as a pianist.
Mr. Agazhanov studied composition with Sergey Balasanian and piano with Elena Richter at the Central Music School in Moscow from 1965–76 and composition with Sergey Balasanian and piano with Vera Gornostayeva at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow from 1976–81. There he also had postgraduate studies in composition with Nikolai Sidelnikov from 1981–84.
His music has been performed in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Russia.
As a pianist, he has played both contemporary music and traditional répertoire throughout Europe.
He has taught music theory at the Central Music School in Moscow since 1982.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Legend of Vengeance (ballet–oratorio in 2 acts, text by the composer, after Nikolai Gogol), tenor, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1986 (a concert suite for 2 pianos was arranged)
Romeo and Juliet (incidental music, play by William Shakespeare), small orchestra (25 players), 1995
Le Baruffe chiozzotte (incidental music, play by Carlo Goldoni), female voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, accordion, synthesizer, 1997
Symphony, large orchestra (81 players), 1981
On Beauty, Sorrow, Laughter, and Grieving (cantata no. 2, texts by Issa Kobayashi, Matsuo Bashō, Ihara Saikaku), high soprano, large orchestra (61/62 players), 1983 (also version for high soprano, orchestra, 1983)
Pax in terra, large orchestra (82 players), 1983
Gloria (cantata no. 3, text from the word "gloria"), soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed chorus, large orchestra (89 players), fixed media ad libitum, 1984
Aufschwung (overture), large orchestra (82 players), 1987
The Way of the Poet (cantata no. 4, text by Mikhail Lermontov), tenor, mixed chorus, large orchestra (81 players), 1989
Confessing Sinner (cantata no. 5, text by Leo Tolstoy), mezzo-soprano, tenor, tenor/baritone, baritone, bass, large orchestra (82 players), fixed media ad libitum, 2000
String Quartet, 1982
Sonata for Two Soloists, cello, piano, 1985 (also version for viola, piano, 1986)
Vision, violin, piano, 1987
The Tragedy of Leningrad (cantata no. 1, text by Anna Akhmatova), mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus, 1979, revised 1986
Canons of Mourning (vocalise), mixed chorus, 1982
Six Japanese Haiku (texts by Kobayashi Issa, Ihara Saikaku), high soprano, piano, 1983
Without a Trace (text by Marina Petrovych), mezzo-soprano/alto, piano, 1998
Five Studies for Two Pianos, 2 pianos, 1980
From Three to Six, 1984
Variations on a Theme of Chopin, 1991
Near Bach, 1996
Legend of Vengeance, 2 pianos, 1996 (concert suite from ballet–oratorio)
Time to Cry, 1999
FILM SCORES (DIRECTOR):
Kolobrod, 1989 (Sergey Lomkin)
Get the City to Rebel, Count, 1992 (Sergey Guryanov)
Farewell in June, 2003 (Sergey Lomkin)