Evgeny M. Levashev

Dr. habil., Professor, Chief Researcher at the State Institute of Art Studies, Head of the Department of Academic Musical Publishing, Chief Scientific Editor of the Complete Academic Collected Works of M. P. Mussorgsky. Born on August 19, 1944 in Moscow. He studied at the Central Music School, then at Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (Theory of Music and Composition Departments), where he studied under Professor Yu. A. Fortunatov (history of Russian music and orchestration). He completed postgraduate studies at the State Institute for Art Studies under supervision of professor Yu. V. Keldysh. Doctoral thesis “Problems of Editing, Restoration and Reconstruction of Musical Works of Russian Composers of the 17th through 20th Centuries” (1994). Author of more than 100 scientific publications, including editions of the series “Monuments of Russian Musical Art” (V. A. Pashkevich. Skupoi. M.: Muzyka, 1973; Saint-Petersburg’s Bazaar. M.: Muzyka, 1980), volumes of the Complete Academic Works of M. P. Mussorgsky, chapters of the “History of Russian Music in Ten Volumes,” and works on the history of Russian sacred music. According to the scientific restorations and reconstructions of E. M. Levashev, performances were staged: “Christmas drama” by St. Dmitry of Rostov (Moscow Chamber Music Theatre, directed by B. A. Pokrovsky), operas “The Miser” (Moscow Chamber Music Theatre) and “Saint-Petersburg’s Bazaar” (Kyiv Chamber Opera Theatre) by V. A. Pashkevich, M. I. Glinka’s opera “Life for the Tsar” (Bolshoi Theatre, directed by N. I. Kuznetsov), different reconstruction variants of A. P. Borodin’s opera “Prince Igor” (theatres of Vilnius, Berlin, Milan, Moscow, Beijing, Yakutsk), the first and second author’s versions of Mussorgsky’s opera “Boris Godunov” (theatres of Moscow, Verona, Berlin), M. I. Glinka’s opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila” (productions in Bolshoi Theatre, 2003 and 2011).