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Oleg Barskov

Oleg Barskov

Oleg Barskov (1935, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR – 2002, Riga, Republic of Latvia) –  composer, cello player, teacher.

Oleg Barskov finished Latvian State Conservatory  cello playing class and composition class. Laureate of the all Union Competition of  musicians performers (1957).

Worked in the orchestra of  Latvian Theatre of  Opera and Ballet (1953-1963, 1975-1998), since 1979 was concert master. Worked also in the Symphonic Orchestra of Latvian Radio and TV (1963-1975). Since 1979 worked in Latvian State Conservatory as a teacher at the chair of Chamber Ensemble.

Composer, the author of ballets, choreographic miniatures, symphonic and chamber music.

He experienced the influence of neo-classicism, (Sergey Prokofjev) expressionism and neo-romantism.