(b. 1955, Vienna).
Belarusian composer, born in Austria, of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe and elsewhere.
Mr. Kuznetsov studied composition with Yevgeny Glebov at the Belarusian State Academy of Music in Minsk, where he graduated in 1983 and where he then had postgraduate studies with Yevgeny Glebov from 1983–85.
Among his honours is the State Prize of Belarus (2003). His music has been performed in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA, including at the ISCM World Music Days in Yokohama (2001) and regularly at the festival Belarusian Autumn and the festival Minsk Spring.
He is also active in other positions. He co-founded with Sergey Beltiukov, Galina Gorelova (Halina Harelava), Dmitry Lybin, Yevgeny Poplavsky (Yauhen Paplauski), and other composers the Belarusian Society for Contemporary Music in Minsk in 1990 and served as its chair from 1995–2001.
He has taught as a professor of music at the Belarusian State Academy of Music since 1987 and has served as chair of its department of instrumentation and score reading since 1998.
In addition to the works listed below, Mr. Kuznetsov has composed music for numerous films and theatre productions.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Crazy Notes (opera, libretto by the composer), 1987
Twelve Chairs (ballet, scenario by Viktor Sarkisyan, the composer), 1993
Polonaise (ballet, scenario by Yevgeny Poplavsky [Yauhen Paplauski], the composer), 1994 (version of music by Michał Kleofas Ogiński)
Rex Solomon (ballet, scenario by Natalia Furman), 1998
Macbeth (ballet, scenario by Natalia Furman), 1999
Cleopatra (ballet, scenario by Valentin Yelizariev), 2003
Symphony No. 1, 1982
Symphony No. 2, 1984
Concerto for Orchestra, 1988
Adagio, organ, orchestra, 1989
Shadow of Glass, 1990
Mosque Militaries, 1991
Partita in D, oboe, string orchestra, 1992
Das Glasperlenspiel, guitar, string orchestra, 1994
Symphony No. 3, 1995
Lament of Jeremy, 1996
Invitation to Torture, small orchestra (14 players), 1997
Kitsch-Musik, small orchestra (15 players), 2000
Sonata, tsymbaly (hammered dulcimer from Eastern Europe), 1989
Möbius Strip, flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, cello, harpsichord, crotales, 1991
Heterophony, oboe, violin, viola, 1993
Vine of Dandelions, vibraphone, 1994
Sonata, double bass, 1995
Letters of the Marquis de Sade, speaker, clarinet, cello, vibraphone, 2000
Ritual, trombone, 2000
Authentus, 4 flutes, 2002
Quiet Songs (cantata, text by Maksim Bahdanovič), mixed chorus, 1990
Belarusian Wedding (cantata, texts from folk sources from Belarus), mixed folk chorus, 1993
Tunes of Ancient Belarusians (song-cycle, text by Jan Čačot), male chorus, 1996
Choruses on Verses of Russian Poets (texts by Andrei Bely, Innokenty Annensky, Vladislav Khodasevich), mixed chorus, 1994–2000
Imagination (text by Rainer Maria Rilke), voice, piano, 1991
Lithuanian Diptixos (text by Joseph Brodsky), voice, flute, viola, cello, 1991
Euphony (text by Velimir Khlebnikov), 8 soloists, 5 percussion, 1993
Two Parables of F. Kafka (text by Franz Kafka), voice, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, cello, double bass, piano, 1993
Cry of the Butterfly (text by the composer), voice, clarinet, harpsichord, 1996
Seventeen Lines of Osip Mandelstam (text by Osip Mandelstam), voice, cello, 1997