Born: July 30, 1936
Country: Odessa, Russia
Studies: Leningrad Cons. (1964)
Teachers: Boris Arapov
Yuri FALIK (1936–2009) was the disciple of the acknowledged Stolyarsky music school in Odessa. Studying in the Leningrad conservatoire he acquired two specialities: cello (professor A. Strimer) and composition (professor B. Arapov). Post-graduate education (M. Rostropovich). Falik was a professor of composition and instrumentation performing as a conductor all over the Russian cities and abroad. Among his creations there are many opuses of diverse genres. Numerous chamber and choral compositions by Falik are perpetually performed all over the world by the European and American ensembles and choral groups. Such conductors as Ye. Svetlanov, G. Rozhdestvensky, M. Janssons, V. Gergiev, A. Dmitriyev, V. Yampolsky (USA), M. di Bonaventura (USA), S. Edwards (UK) included Falik’s symphony compositions to their repertoire.
Among the composer's creations there is the opera-buffa «Scapen's Swindle» (after J.-B. Moliere), choreographic tragedy «Orestea» (after Aeshilles), three symphonies for string orchestra and percussian, «Kaddish», «Canto in memoria», Light Symphony, two Concertos for full symphony orchestra (to the legends about Till Eulenspiegel, «Symphonic Etudes»); «Vivat», overture for orchestra, Concerto for violin and orchestra, Concerto della Passione for cello and orchestra, Lyrical Concerto for viola and small symphony orchestra, Chamber Concerto for three flutes (one performer) and Strings, Concerto for hautboy and chamber orchestra, Concertino for bassoon and strings, Mass for soloists, choir and chamber orchestra; «Ringaday», vocal-symphonic cycle for mezzo soprano and full symphony orchestra to the verses by the Russian poets of the 20th century's beginning; Chamber Cantata «Praying Man's Voice» to the verses by A. Akhmatova for soprano and chamber orchestra, «Mourning Mass for I. Stravinsky» («Elegiac Music») for 4 trombones and 16 strings, «Liturgical Canticles» for choir a cappella after the texts of «Prayerbook», Concerti for choir a cappella (to the poems by I. Severyanin, M. Tsvetayeva, B. Pasternak, A. Pushkin), Concerto for soprano solo and choir a cappella «Elegies» to the poems by A. Akhmatova and N. Gumilyov, Concerto for six winds and percussion «Buffoons», Retro Music for brass quintet, Quintet for winds, 8 string quartets, choral and vocal cycles, ensembles and pieces for different instruments etc.
Works for Percussion
Invention - Percussion Trio