Symphony No.3

On a snowy morning in January 1980, I received a letter from Monaco. This was an invitation to participate in Prince Pierre’s Music Composition Prize. The conditions of the competition were quite tight - the work had to arrive in just one month. But this fantastic opportunity awoke all of my hidden energies, and the 22-minute long one-movement symphony was completed on time.

    Despite my best hopes, I was not allowed to send out the score from behind the iron curtain. However, the stars prepared for this music another, perhaps even better, fate. The following year, the symphony was performed by the Ukrainian State Orchestra conducted by Fyodor Glushchenko, and several years later, Volodymyr Sirenko with the same orchestra recorded this work for the radio. Recently Symphony  No.3 was included in the CD collection featuring the history of Ukrainian National Orchestra.

    Many years have passed and the world has undergone deep transformations. But my symphony remains the same. And - who knows - perhaps one day this music will finally make its way to Monaco – the fairytale place, which inspired me to write this symphony and where it truly belongs. 

ity awoke all of my hidden energies, and the 22-minute long one-movement symphony was completed on time.

    Despite my best hopes, I was not allowed to send out the score from behind the iron curtain. However, the stars prepared for this music another, perhaps even better, fate. The following year, the symphony was performed by the Ukrainian State Orchestra conducted by Fyodor Glushchenko, and several years later, Volodymyr Sirenko with the same orchestra recorded this work for the radio. Recently Symphony  No.3 was included in the CD collection featuring the history of Ukrainian National Orchestra.

    Many years have passed and the world has undergone deep transformations. But my symphonyremains the same. And - who knows - perhaps one day this music will finally make its way to Monaco – the fairytale place, which inspired me to write this symphony and where it truly belongs.