Iosif Andriasov - First Symphony for Full Orchestra, Op. 12
WRITTEN BY MARTA ANDRIASOVA (MARINA KUDRYASHOVA)
Iosif Andriasov composed his First Symphony in 1960, while he was in his second year at the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, USSR. The First Symphony is dedicated to Evgeny Kirillovich Golubev, his Moscow Conservatory composition Professor.
In 1961, the Student Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, under Maestro Mikhail Terian, performed the First Symphony during one of the Orchestra’s studies. The musicians from the orchestra were astonished by the power and originality of the young composer’s talent (this information was passed on to me by Leonid Mironovich, flutist of this Orchestra).
Evgeny Kirillovich Golubev praised Iosif Andriasov because even though he heard his own First Symphony performed live for the first time, he did not lose his head, but kept on improving the music, correcting the misprints in the performing parts, and conveying his remarks to the musicians.
Gennady Cherkasov, Conductor
Big Symphony Orchestra of the All-State Radio and Television, Moscow, USSR