Later on in his life, Salmanov set poems by García Lorca and Pablo Neruda, as well as Soviet poets. His Symphony No. 1 in D minor was written in 1952, it uses Slav folk melodies and a motto theme heard at the beginning of the first movement recurs in the Finale. All his Symphonies were recorded by Evgeny Mravinsky, and the 1976 Symphony No. 4 was, like the first, dedicated to Mravinsky. Although not nearly as political as Tikhon Khrennikov, Salmanov held various political appointments, including Secretary of a Composers' Union.
He also taught at the Leningrad Conservatory. His compositions also include six string quartets (1945-71) and two violin concertos (1964, 1974), among other music. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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