Felix Yanov-Yanovsky

(b. 28 May 1934, Tashkent).

Uzbek composer of mostly orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal works that have been performed in Asia and Europe.

Prof. Yanov-Yanovsky graduated from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in Tashkent as a violinist in 1957 and as a composer in 1959.

Among his honours are a diploma at the Pan-Ukrainian Film Festival (1981, for The Young Growth [score for an animated film]), the Award of the Youth League of Uzbekistan (1985, for It will be warm rain [film score]), the Prize of the Cinematographers' Union of Uzbekistan (1995, for The History of Islām, shared with his son Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky [score for a series of animated films]), and Second Prize in the competition Jihlava in Prague (2002, for Robot Triptych). His music has been performed in Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the UK, and Uzbekistan.

He is also active in other positions. As a violinist, he performed as a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan from 1954–64 and of the String Quartet of Uzbek Radio from 1964–68.

He has taught at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan since 1961, where he is now a professor.

In addition to the works listed below, he has composed scores for more than 50 films.


E-mail address (c/o Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky):



Petrushka Is a Foreigner (opera in 1 act, libretto by Samuil Marshak), 1969

The Orchestra (opera in 2 acts, libretto after Jean Anouilh), 1991

L'Accompagnateur (opera in 1 act, libretto after Marcel Mithois), 1998

Salvation? (opera in 1 act, libretto after Finn Havrevold), 2001


Concerto grosso No. 1, string quartet, string orchestra, 1969

Concerto for Orchestra, 1973

Concerto, oboe, orchestra, 1979

Largo e Scherzo, 1980

Concertino, piano, orchestra, 1982

Symphony No. 2, 1986

Simple Concerto (Concerto grosso No. 2), violin, viola, cello, string orchestra, 1989

De profundis (Symphony No. 4), 1990

Fabula (Concerto No. 3), violin, orchestra, 1992

Music, flute, small orchestra (14 players), 1995

Diptych (concerto), trumpet, small orchestra (22 players), 1995

In tempo sostenuto, 2000

Immobility, 2002

Nata Valse 2, 2004


Musica leggiera (Quintet No. 1), French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 1991

Sostenuto, string quartet, 1993

Violet Light, Late Evening, flute, 1993

Quintet No. 2, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 1994

Hommage à FGL, 8 cellos, 1994

Silhouette, flute, clarinet, violin, harpsichord, vibraphone, 1996

Echo, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, violin, double bass, 1999

Five Interpretations, flute, oboe, clarinet, guitar, violin, cello, piano, 2001

Lontano, flute, alto saxophone, guitar, piano, 2003


Symphony No. 1, female chorus, large orchestra, 1982

Dies iræ, soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed chorus, organ, ensemble, 1994

Requiem, soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1997

Echo of the Cante Jondo (text by Federico García Lorca), mixed chorus, 1999

Robot Triptych (text by Bai Juyi), female chorus, flute, viola, percussion, 2001 (also version for female chorus, 2002)

In memoriam (texts from the Mass, the Book of John), soprano, speaker, mixed chorus, string orchestra, 2002

...beati pacifici..., mixed chorus, tuba, harp, accordion, 2003


Elegies (text by Sumako Fukao), voice, 7 players, 1974

Triptych (text by Abdullah Aripov), baritone, flute, cello, vibraphone, 1978

Symphony No. 3 (text by Federico García Lorca), baritone, small orchestra, 1987

Rubaiyat (text by Omar Khayyam), baritone, orchestra, 1990

Missa brevis, soprano, string quartet, 1992 (also version for voice, string orchestra, 1996)

Cantate Domino..., soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, celesta, marimba, 1995

So Much Moonlight Today (texts by poets from China), soprano, flute, violin, 1995

Ad vitam, mezzo-soprano, percussion, 1995

I Know Not Where... (text by Emile Verhaeren), mezzo-soprano, 2 pianos, 1996

Offering to Bacchus (text by Alexander Pushkin, after ancient sources), countertenor, 3 percussion, 1999 (also version for female voice, 3 percussion, 2003)

De Ecclesiastes, tenor, harpsichord, string orchestra, 1999 (also version for tenor, flute, clarinet, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, 2003)

Stabat Mater, soprano, mezzo-soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone, 2000

Three Fragments (text by Federico García Lorca), baritone, flute, cello, bayan, 2002

In the Night (text by Elizabeth Jennings), soprano, tenor recorder/flute, violin, vibraphone, 2002

The Moon Now Rises (text by Henry David Thoreau), mezzo-soprano, violin, cello, vibraphone, 2002

Sais-je où?, mezzo-soprano, small orchestra (19 players), 2003

The Echoes of Autumn (text by Bai Juyi), mezzo-soprano, vibraphone, 2004


Idée fixe (triptych), 2001


Concerto grosso No. 1. Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (Melodiya, 1974) (LP)

Elegies. Viktoriya Shashkova, soprano; Alexander Pavlovsky/ensemble (Melodiya, 1976) (LP)

Concerto; Largo e Scherzo. Yefim Goldveht, oboe; Eldar Azimov/Uzbek Radio Chamber Orchestra (Melodiya, 1982) (LP)

Concertino. Adiba Dharipova, piano; Zakhid Khaknazarov/National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan (Melodiya, 1984) (LP)

Various songs. Pavel Borisov, voice; Vasily Uporov/Uzbek Radio Orchestra (Melodiya, 1985) (LP)