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Vyacheslav Artyomov

Vyacheslav Petrovich Artyomov is a Russian and Soviet composer. Artyomov was preparing studying music at the same time, he finished the musical college affiliated to the Moscow Conservatory graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1968 where he studied composition with Nikolai Sidelnikov and piano with Tovi Logovinsky. He became a member of the Union of Soviet Association for Contemporary Music, he was active as an editor at the Moscow publishers "Musyka" for several years. In 1975, he joined the improvisation group "Astreya" together with the composers Sofia Gubaidulina and Viktor Suslin. In 1979, he was blacklisted as one of the Khrennikov's Seven at the Sixth Congress of the Union of Soviet Composers for unapproved participation in some festivals of Soviet music in the West, his music was performed by M. Rostropovich, G. Rozhdestvensky, D. Kytaenko, V. Fedoseyev, M. Pletnyov, V. Spivakov, T. Currentzis, Virko Baley, D. Alexeev, S. Bunin, F. Kopachevsky, L. Isakadze, T. Grindenko, Yo-Yo Ma, A. Rudin, O.

Yanchenko, L. Petrova, he was a participant in many European musical venues since 1979. Festivals of his music: "Festival of the Premiers", "Artyomov-Festival", his works were nominated for the State Prizes in Russia and prestigious prizes in the US. They appeared on 29 CDs in USA, United Kingdom and Russia, his selected works began to be published in 2000 in Moscow. Artyomov is an actual member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, president of the Foundation for Spiritual Creation, holder of the Order of Friendship. "Man of the year – 2016". Artyomov's compositions show his interest in the archaic and Christian motifs as well as Eastern meditation; as a young composer, he developed a profound interest, successively, in Russian folklore, traditional music of the East, works of Prokofiev, Stravinsky and the Polish avant-garde. But it was Arthur Honegger's Symphonie Liturgique, as well as the works of Edgar Varèse and Sinfonia by Luciano Berio that made the greatest and most lasting impression on him.

Artyomov prefers not to call his music by such an indeterminate word "contemporary". This tradition has as its subject expressing first of all the poignancy of emotional experience, the most secret depth of man's existence – not for a psychological task but for the achievement of the super-real being; as the composer says, "music is the only way for the cognition of the sense of existence". Artyomov considers music a science – concentration of soul experience – and, side by side with astrophysics, – one of two main fundamental sciences: astrophysics broaden the horizon of knowledge of the universe, music exposes the profundity and strength of human's spirit, his interconnection with the World's Soul. Music is "a mediator between God and man", "a concentrate of spiritual energy, which should awaken man's ethical understanding and purify his soul". Both cycles of symphonies – Symphony of the Way and The Star of Exodus are written in a new significant and sweet style – stile nuòvo grande, sùblime e soave."Artyomov has clear and unique composer's image....

Artyomov brings glory to our country and to Russian art.""Artyomov would appear to be just the sort of composer whose appearance is timely at this point in the life of his country... His music and his artistic outlook in general reflect the questing for a new order of spiritual values as well as a new regard for individuality." "I am under an incredible impression a shock, produced by all that I found in his inexhaustible scores... Each sound in Artyomov's music comes from the heart, the soul, the nerves, – it is fine melodics, it is a kind of heavenly magic, which drives you up – to purity, self-perfection, beauty""What we are witnessing is music that dares to exist, shining like the sun, allowing us to bask in its warmth... The first part of the tetralogy, the Way to Olympus, is stunning... Artyomov's On the Threshold of a Bright World is more rare – it is a work of genius" "Artyomov is outstanding composer, his Requiem has raised Russian music to the unattainable height. I'm sure it is due to Artyomov that we have not only reached the European level in this genre, but surpassed its acmes – Requiems by Mozart and Verdi.""What cannot be emphasized too is the nobility and sincerity of genuine spirituality which informs so much of Artyomov's art.

It is an astounding creation, occupying a unique place for its composer and for Russian music in the last quarter of the 20th century.". "In the age of minimalism and abstraction Artyomov stands apart – his music is created to serve a greater purpose, much in the same way as the works of Scriabin and the music of Messiaen." "Artyomov now is the only composer creating serious monumental compositions of tremendous strength and beauty. He is Bruckner of the 21st century.""Artyomov is justification of the Russian music of our days.""Vyacheslav Artyomov is considered by many to be Russia's greatest living composer... His music is deep spiritual and

Patrick Beckert

Patrick Beckert is a German Olympic speed skater. Becket finished in 22nd place in the 5000 m at the 2010 Winter Olympics, he missed one race. He was the fourth reserve for that race and neither he nor the German team manager thought he would be selected; the Olympic Games officials attempted to call all four reserves after a skater withdrew just one hour before the race, but none four skaters were reachable. He has set eleven German records in the senior division, seven German records in the junior division and eight championship records, he was the first German speed skater to skate the 10000 meter under 13 minutes and the 3000 meter event under 3:40 minutes. At the end of the 2018–2019 season, Beckert was the highest placed German skater on the Adelskalender samalog table with 147.980 points. His mother and five brothers and sisters all did speed skating. One of his sisters, won three medals at the 2010 Games. DNQ = Did not qualify for the final distance DQ = Disqualified – = did not participate = Division B DQ = disqualified Thuringian achiever of the year 2011 Erfurt athlete of the year 2016 Erfurt athlete of the year 2017 Patrick Beckert at the International Skating Union Patrick Beckert at International Olympic Committee Patrick Beckert at German Olympic Committee Patrick Beckert at German Olympic Committee Patrick Beckert at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Patrick Beckert in SpeedSkatingBase.eu Patrick Beckert at SpeedSkatingNews.info Patrick Beckert at SpeedSkatingStats.com