ICMA Jury member Radio Orpheus in Moscow started an ambitious project to revive the heritage of Russian composers. It includes the restoration of rare vocal scores and books, the discovery of unknown or rare music in archives, and subsequent concert performances and recordings.
As part of this project the first edition of Textbook of Harmony by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was restored. Then Anton Arensky’s rare opera Raphael was performed and recorded and the first edition of its score was also restored.
The third step in this project is the work of Nikolai Semyonovich Golovanov, (1891-1953). It includes performance of his rare and almost unknown works, particularly songs and romances as well as sacred, symphony and theatre works.
The next part of the project is the heritage of Russian avant-garde composer Alexander Mosolov (1900-1973). Many works composed by Mosolov were never edited and performed.