IVAN WYSCHNEGRADSKY

 

 

I could have been a poet, a philosopher or a musician. I chose music: I am therefore a composer.’

 

Ivan Wyschnegradsky, 1979 - Photo René Block

 

Ivan Wyschnegradsky, born in Saint Petersburg in 1893, lived in Paris from 1920 until his death in 1979.

 

Admired by numerous composers, amongst whom we can mention Olivier Messiaen, Henri Dutilleux, Bruce Mather, Alain Bancquart and Claude Ballif, Ivan Wyschnegradsky is recognized by the musical world as one of the pioneers in 20th century music.




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