Temirkanov mourns his conductor brother

Russian state media are reporting the death, at 82, of the composer and conductor Boris Temirkanov, chief conductor of the symphony orchestra of the Kabardino-Balkarian State Philharmonic.

Among many achievements, he was the first to write concertos for the Kabardian harmonica. He was the older brother of the St Petersburg conductor Yuri Temirkanov.

 

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  • >>he was the first to write concertos for the Kabardian harmonica. >>

    Because Kalevi Aho didn’t know such an instrument exists….

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