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Victor  Kissine

Né: 15 mars 1953
Pays d'origine: Russie
Victor Kissine was born in Saint Petersburg (when it was still called Leningrad) on 15 March 1953. In 1972 he began to study composition and musicology (with M. Druskin) at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. His education (which included a course of graduate studies) lasted for 10 years. In the last decade of the Soviet epoch he composed an opera, Marat-Sade (based on the play by Peter Weiss), which in 1985 caused a scandal on the occasion of its first performance in Leningrad. At this time Kissine also wrote numerous film soundtracks, some of which won awards at film festivals in Berlin, Venice and Madrid.
 
Kissine has lived in Belgium since 1990, where he teaches instrumentation and music analysis at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons as well as at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle in Brussels. In May 2008 Kissine was elected member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, Lettres et Beaux-Arts de Belgique.
 
As a composer he initially concentrated on chamber music. In 1995 Kissine was awarded a first prize by the Tokyo Irino Foundation for one of the first works of this period, the string quartet Passe la nuit (1992). There followed a Piano Trio (1993), a Sonata for violoncello and piano (1995), Miroir for bass flute, violoncello and strings (1996), the octet Butterfly (1997), a Duo for viola and violoncello (1998), the Impromptu for violin and piano (1998), and the Partita for piano, harp and strings (1998). Kissine has received commissions from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Lincoln Center, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and from Gidon Kremer and his ensemble Kremerata Baltica. Since 2000 Kissine has begun to compose for larger combinations of instruments. These works include Between two waves, a concerto for piano and strings (2006), After sight, a violin concerto (2005/2007), Smiles on the Night for un accompanied double chorus (2006), and Barcarola for solo violin, strings and percussion (2007).
 
The well-known Belgian music journalist Frans C. Lemaire has had this to say about Kissine’s music: “Many experiences and emotions – friendship, admiration and affinity – lie beneath the surface of this reticent musical language, which prefers soft murmurings to loud pronouncements, and closely restricts the development of the melodic material. Thus, especially in the case of trills, it makes frequent use of quartertones and subsequently breaks free in fleeting glissandos. This music from the end of the 20th century does not celebrate vain and noisy human activity, but seeks to recapture a kind of lost harmony which – far removed from the real world – is borne up by the mysterious voices of silence.“

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  1. Impromptu

    Impromptu

    (after Ossip Mandelstam)
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : violon et piano
    N° Réf. : BEL 626
    12,50 €  *
  2. String Quartet D 887

    String Quartet D 887

    by Franz Schubert (1826, op. 161 posth.)
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : orchestre à cordes
    Édition : matériel d'exécution
  3. Post-scriptum

    Post-scriptum

    for orchestra
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : orchestre
    Édition : matériel d'exécution
  4. Konzert für Violine und Orchester

    Konzert für Violine und Orchester

    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : violon et orchestre
    Édition : matériel d'exécution
  5. Victor Kissine

    Victor Kissine

    Composer Brochure
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Édition : Matériel publicitaire gratuit
    N° Réf. : KAT 3959-99
    0,00 €  *
  6. Duo II en préparation

    Duo II

    after Ossip Mandelstam
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : alto et violoncelle
    Édition : Partition, 2 copies
    N° Réf. : BEL 629
    25,00 €  *

    Épuisé

  7. Confutatio

    Confutatio

    for violin solo
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : violon seul
    N° Réf. : BEL 602
    12,50 €  *
  8. Passe la nuit

    Passe la nuit

    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : quatuor à cordes
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : BEL 596
    16,00 €  *
  9. Passe la nuit

    Passe la nuit

    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : quatuor à cordes
    Édition : Partition d'étude
    N° Réf. : BEL 596-10
    17,50 €  *
  10. Trio

    Trio

    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : trio avec piano
    Édition : Partition, and set of parts
    N° Réf. : BEL 597
    28,50 €  *

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Profil
Victor Kissine was born in Saint Petersburg (when it was still called Leningrad) on 15 March 1953. In 1972 he began to study composition and musicology (with M. Druskin) at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. His education (which included a course of graduate studies) lasted for 10 years. In the last decade of the Soviet epoch he composed an opera, Marat-Sade (based on the play by Peter Weiss), which in 1985 caused a scandal on the occasion of its first performance in Leningrad. At this time Kissine also wrote numerous film soundtracks, some of which won awards at film festivals in Berlin, Venice and Madrid.
 
Kissine has lived in Belgium since 1990, where he teaches instrumentation and music analysis at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons as well as at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle in Brussels. In May 2008 Kissine was elected member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, Lettres et Beaux-Arts de Belgique.
 
As a composer he initially concentrated on chamber music. In 1995 Kissine was awarded a first prize by the Tokyo Irino Foundation for one of the first works of this period, the string quartet Passe la nuit (1992). There followed a Piano Trio (1993), a Sonata for violoncello and piano (1995), Miroir for bass flute, violoncello and strings (1996), the octet Butterfly (1997), a Duo for viola and violoncello (1998), the Impromptu for violin and piano (1998), and the Partita for piano, harp and strings (1998). Kissine has received commissions from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Lincoln Center, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and from Gidon Kremer and his ensemble Kremerata Baltica. Since 2000 Kissine has begun to compose for larger combinations of instruments. These works include Between two waves, a concerto for piano and strings (2006), After sight, a violin concerto (2005/2007), Smiles on the Night for un accompanied double chorus (2006), and Barcarola for solo violin, strings and percussion (2007).
 
The well-known Belgian music journalist Frans C. Lemaire has had this to say about Kissine’s music: “Many experiences and emotions – friendship, admiration and affinity – lie beneath the surface of this reticent musical language, which prefers soft murmurings to loud pronouncements, and closely restricts the development of the melodic material. Thus, especially in the case of trills, it makes frequent use of quartertones and subsequently breaks free in fleeting glissandos. This music from the end of the 20th century does not celebrate vain and noisy human activity, but seeks to recapture a kind of lost harmony which – far removed from the real world – is borne up by the mysterious voices of silence.“
Produits

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  1. Impromptu

    Impromptu

    (after Ossip Mandelstam)
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : violon et piano
    N° Réf. : BEL 626
    12,50 €  *
  2. String Quartet D 887

    String Quartet D 887

    by Franz Schubert (1826, op. 161 posth.)
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : orchestre à cordes
    Édition : matériel d'exécution
  3. Post-scriptum

    Post-scriptum

    for orchestra
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : orchestre
    Édition : matériel d'exécution
  4. Konzert für Violine und Orchester

    Konzert für Violine und Orchester

    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : violon et orchestre
    Édition : matériel d'exécution
  5. Victor Kissine

    Victor Kissine

    Composer Brochure
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Édition : Matériel publicitaire gratuit
    N° Réf. : KAT 3959-99
    0,00 €  *
  6. Duo II en préparation

    Duo II

    after Ossip Mandelstam
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : alto et violoncelle
    Édition : Partition, 2 copies
    N° Réf. : BEL 629
    25,00 €  *

    Épuisé

  7. Confutatio

    Confutatio

    for violin solo
    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : violon seul
    N° Réf. : BEL 602
    12,50 €  *
  8. Passe la nuit

    Passe la nuit

    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : quatuor à cordes
    Édition : Parties
    N° Réf. : BEL 596
    16,00 €  *
  9. Passe la nuit

    Passe la nuit

    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : quatuor à cordes
    Édition : Partition d'étude
    N° Réf. : BEL 596-10
    17,50 €  *
  10. Trio

    Trio

    Compositeur : Kissine, Victor
    Instrumentation : trio avec piano
    Édition : Partition, and set of parts
    N° Réf. : BEL 597
    28,50 €  *

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