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Leonid Desyatnikov is one of the most respected Russian composers of our time. He first made a reputation with a number of film scores, then later achieved greater worldwide fame when the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow premiered his controversial opera The Children of Rosenthal. He is a graduate of Leningrad Conservatory, where he studied composition and instrumentation. He has written four operas, several cantatas, and numerous vocal and instrumental works. This release includes the world premiere recording of his 1992 chamber work Sketches to Sunset, as well as his 2000 work Russian Seasons for Violin, Voice, and Strings.