Zlata Razdolina (Rozenfeld, Russian: Злата Абрамовна Раздолина) is a Russian Jewish composer, singer-songwriter and music performer. She is known as author of music for Requiem by Anna Akhmatova,[1]The Song of the Murdered Jewish People by Itzhak Katzenelson[2] and hundreds romances and songs on poems by Russian classical poets, including Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilyov, Marina Tsvetayeva and Igor Severyanin.[3]

Biography

Zlata Razdolina was born and gained her musical education in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). She started playing piano at the age of four and wrote her first composition when she was five. By the age of 17, her music was recorded and played on radio, and she was accepted to Leningrad Union of Artists. She started her career by performing in musical organization "Lenconcert".

She received awards in many national and international music competitions. In 1988, she created musical setting of Anna Akhmatova's poem "Requiem" that was recognized as the best in an international competition. The "Requiem" was written for symphony orchestra, choir and soloists. The composition was performed during the Anna Akhmatova centennial in Kremlin, 1989, and later in Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, USA and Israel.

After receiving wide acclaim for the "Requiem", she and her family became a target of threats and assaults by Russian nationalist organization Pamyat. Therefore, she decided to emigrate to Israel in 1990. In Israel, she performed together with singer Dudu Fisher on Israeli television.

In 1997, she set on music the poem The song of the Murdered Jewish People by Itzhak Katzenelson who is known as the Holocaust poet. Katzenelson was trapped in the Warsaw ghetto, participated in the uprising, and was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. The composition was completed in 1997 and designed for symphony orchestra, choir and a soloist to be performed in Hebrew.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Discography

  • The songs of the murdered Jewish people - CD (2008)
  • Garden. Romances and songs on Marina Tsvetaevoj's verses (2008) - CD
  • Pineapples in a champagne (2008) - CD
  • The Neva water a drink - (2008) - CD
  • It have buried in a sphere terrestrial... (2008) - CD
  • REQUIEM and romances on Anna Ahmatovoj's verses, romances on Nikolay Gumileva's verses (2008) - CD
  • That has been favorite... (2008) - CD

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