Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (Nikolayevich)

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Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (Nikolayevich) (b Moscow, 1931). Russ. conductor. Son of cond. Nikolay Anosov (1900–62); took his mother's surname. Ass. cond. Bolshoy Th., 1951, on cond. staff there 1956–60. Chief cond. USSR Radio and TV Orch. 1960–5 and 1970–4; prin. cond. Bolshoy 1965–70. Cond. Russian première of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1965). Toured USA 1973 as cond., Leningrad PO. London début 1956; CG début 1970; Salzburg Fest. 1976. Mus. dir., Stockholm PO 1975–7. Chief cond. BBC SO 1978–81. Cond. Vienna SO 1981–3.