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List of Major Works



Music for Musical Theater.

Complaints Book, grotesque-revue based on Anton Chekhov's short story (1988)

Tales About Chicha, pitiable semblance of grotesque opera in two acts, librtetto by the author (1989)

On Your Knees!, grotesque opera with the living veins of folk traditions, in three acts. Libretto by the author, based on the extracts from the works by Kozma Prutkov. (1990)

Moon Wolves, chamber opera for three soloists, vibraphone and 18 cellos, in two episodes. Libretto by the author based on the play by Nina Sadur The Mongrel. (1991)

An Evening in Copenhagen, farcical operetta in two acts. Libretto by Yury Entin based on Nikolay Erdmann's play Mandate. (1992)

Amphitrion, or tell me, Moliere?!, show in three acts. Libretto by the author based on the extracts from Jean-Batiste Moliere's plays Amphitrion and Comical Pastorale. (1994-1995)

Omsk Captive, or Truthful Story about Uvenkay, the Pupil of Asian School of Translators in the City of Omsk, opera in two acts, six tableaux with prologue and epilogue. Libretto by Nikolay Skorik on the basis of works by Leonid Martynov. Excerpts from Alexander Pushkin's poem Caucasian Captive were used in the opera. (1996-1997)

Brigadeer (Vintage Cupids), vaudeville. Libretto and lyrics by Yuliy Kim, based on Denis Fonvisin's play. In two acts. (1998)

Come to Celebrate with Us, musical in four tableaux with Prologue and Finale. (Written for a 1999 New Year Festivity in Kremlin). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin. (1998)

27 Operas by Andrey Semenov (cycle, 1999-2001):
An Opera about Opera (Introduction to the cycle), Libretto by Ilya Epelbaum.

W.A. Mozart – A.V. Semenov. Don Giovanni, opera. Libretto by L.Ponte, verses by N.Konchalovskaya and A.Semenov.

Mikhail Glinka – Andrey Semenov. Ivan Susanin, opera. Libretto by baron von Rosen and Andrey Semenov.

Giuseppe Verdi – Andrey Semenov. Rigoletto, opera. Libretto by F.Piave, based on the drama by V.Hugo.

Piotr Tchaikovsky – Andrey Semenov. Yevgeniy Onegin (lyrical scenes). Text on the basis of Pushkin.

Green Record, opera. Libretto by the author based on children's folklore as retold by Edouard Uspensky.

Old Uncle Mazay and Hares, opera. Libretto by Alexander Zhitkov based on the extracts from the eponymous poem by Nikolay Nekrasov.

Step-ladder, opera. Libretto by Ilya Epelbaum.

Double-handled Saw, opera. Libretto by Ilya Epelbaum.

Oil-operated Radiator, opera. Libretto by Ilya Epelbaum.

Internal Combustion Engine, opera. Libretto by Ilya Epelbaum.

Dislocation of A Crow, opera. On a popular libretto.

Teddy Bear in Northern Regions, opera. Libretto by the author based on the fairy tale by Maria Kolmo.

A Man with a Gun, opera. Libretto by the author based on the play by Nikolay Pogodin.

An Occurence in a Kitchen Garden, opera. Libretto by Kozma Prutkov.

Partisan Camping Opera, in two tableaux. Libretto by the author based on Arkady Gaidar's play The Passer-by.

Murderer Babysitter, opera. Libretto by Alexander Vvedensky (an extract from the play New Year Celebration at Ivanovs').

A Sequel to "Yevgeniy Onegin", opera. Libretto by the author based on the extracts from Alexander Pushkin's Yevgeniy Onegin.

Gogol, opera. Libretto by Viktor Shenderovich.

Vivat Africa!, opera-anecdote. Libretto by the author based on a popular anecdote.

Three Sisters, opera. Libretto by the author based on Anton Chekhov's play. A poem Tararabumbia by Alexander Vvedensky was used in the opera.

How to Reach the Sky, opera. Libretto by the author based on the short story by Daniil Harms.

Suvorov's Passage Through Alps, opera-tableau. Libretto by Alexander Zhitkov based on the impressions of the eponymous painting by Vasily Surikov. Original expressions from Alexander Suvorov's book Science of Being Victorious were used in the libretto.

Inspector General, opera. Libretto by the author based on the play by N.V.Gogol.

Twelve Feats of Heracles, opera in nine acts. Libretto by Alexander Zhitkov and Andrey Semenov based on the motives from the Ancient Greek myth.

Steamboat from Odessa, opera-buffo. Libretto by the author based on the humoresque by Mikhail Zhvanetsky. Verses by Alexander Pushkin were used in the opera.

Faust in the Hell, opera. Libretto by the author based on the sketches by Alexander Pushkin.

Lights of the Big City, opera. Libretto by Ilya Epelbaum and Andrey Semenov on the basis of the film and music by Charlie Chaplin. Musical themes by Charlie Chaplin, Maestro Padilla, as well as the excerpt from Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta, were used in the opera.


Salt of the Earth, musical (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2000). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin. (1999)

Jewish Chalk-Drawn Circle, musical. Play and verses by Alexander Sinelnikov.

Run, Steeds, Run!, musical based on the play by Edgar Egadze. Verses by Vladislav Starchevsky. (2000)

Naked King, musical based on the play by Yevgeny Schwartz. Verses by Yury Kushak. (2000-2001)

Piotr Tchaikovsky – Andrey Semenov. Yevgeny OnegEn, silent opera. Libretto by Ilya Epelbaum based on the libretto by Konstantin Shilovsky, poem by Alexander Pushkin, and short novel by Ray Bradbury. Verses by Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Zhitkov, and Konstantin Shilovsky.

School of Miracles, musical (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2003). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin. (2000-2002).

New Year Adventures of Ivanushka and Humpbacked Little Stallion (Konyok-Gorbunok), musical. (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2004). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin based on the extracts from the fairy tale by P.P. Yershov Konyok-Gorbunok (2003).

New Year near Lukomorie, musical. (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2005). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2004).

Blinded Ones, musical based on the play by Edgar Egadze. Verses by Vladislav Starchevsky (2004).

New Year Lighthouse, musical
(Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2006). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2005)

Brutish Show
Libretto by Sergey Oleksyak and Vladislav Starchevsky (2005-2006)

Cinderella (Zolushka - rus.), musical
On scenario of the same name by Eugeny Schwarz
Stage version by Zhanna Zherder
Verses by Eugeny Schwarz and Zhanna Zherder (2006)

The Contender of a Devil, musical thriller in 2 acts
Libretto by Alexander Zhitkov, based on motives by Patrick Suskind's Das Parfum (2003-2006)

The Fairy Tale on The Journey, musical
(Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2007). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2006)

The Magic Book, musical
(Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2008). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2007)

Karlsson-on-the-Roof, musical for children in 2 acts. Libretto by Zhanna Zherder, based on motives by Astrid Lindgren's book series (2007-2008)

Fanfan, The Tulip, and Adelina, operetta in 2 acts. Libretto and verses by Vladislav Starchevsky (2007-2008)

In a Fairy Tale to Tale, musical (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2009). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2008)

Romeo and Juliet, operetta. Libretto by Sergey Plotov, based on motives by William Shakespeare tragedy (2009)

Extraordinary Adventures Of A Christmas Tree, musical (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2010). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2009)

Giacomo, opera in two acts. Libretto by Marina Tsvetaeva.
1st act: The Adventure (2008-2010)

Roads We Choose, musical. The play by Valery Arkhipov and Vladislav Starchevsky, based on works of O'Henry. Verses by Vladislav Starchevsky. In two acts. (2010)

Mystery of Thwe New Year Planet, musical extravaganza (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2011). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2010).

Hour of Miracles (The Age of Miracles), musical extravaganza (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2012). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2011).

Ineffable Beauty, musical. (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2013). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2012).

The Extraordinary Adventures of Buratino, opera in 2 acts. Libretto by Sergey Plotov and Andrey Semenov by Alexei Tolstoy fairy tale "The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino". Verses by Sergey Plotov (2013).

Where to Find Feather of the Firebird?, musical extravaganza (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2014). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2013).

Love and Pigeons, musical comedy. Piece by Vladimir Gurkin, verses by Sergei Plotov (2013-2014).

Magic Colors, musical (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2014). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2014).

New Year Adventures of The Fairy Tale, musical extravaganza (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2016). Libretto and verses by Andrey Syomin (2015).

New Year at Lukomorie, musical (Kremlin New Year Celebration, 2017). Play by Ilya Schinov, verses by Andrey Syomin (2016).


Symphonic Music.

Symphony No. 1 in three movements (1997-1998).

Symphony No. 2 in four movements (2003).

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in three movements (1991).

Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra in three movements (1995).

Concerto for Contrabass and Orchestra in three movements (2000).

Concertino for Gran Cassa and Orchestra (2005)

Concerto foк Cello and Orchestra in three movements (2007-2008)

Baron Munchausen's Flight on the Cannon Ball, or Something Needs to Be Done, symphonic tableau for children based on the short novel by Erich Raspe Astride the Cannon Ball. (1991).

Clown's Prayer, symphonic piece. (1997)

Night At The Conservatory. Performance for symphony orchestra (2005)

Kate Can Do Everything!, piece for 42 solo percussion instruments and orchestra (2014)

Through the laurels and scars. Piece for flute, trumpet, and orchestra (2015)

Suite from the opera Omsk Captive for the large orchestra (2015)

Three pieces from the ballet Shadow («Ten») for the large orchestra (2015)

Suite from the music for the play Goodbye, Dead Ones for small symphony orchestra (2016)


Chamber Music.

Sonata for Viola and Piano #1 in three movements (1989).

Sonata for Viola and Piano #2 in three movements (2010–2011).

Sonata for Cello and Piano in three movements (1990).

Sonata for Harp (1990-1991).

Etude-Sonata for Solo Oboe (1991).

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in three movements (1994).

Sonata for Piano in three movements (1995).

Movements of the Heart, sonata for flute and piano (2001).

Biryulik. Maikaparki, bagatelles cycle for piano four hands (1989). [Note: the title implies an hommage to Alexander Maikapar, composer who predominantly wrote music for children, amongs others Birulki for piano].

Divertissement for Solo Violin (1991).

Poem for Solo Bassoon (1994).

Theme and Fourteen Variations for Piano (1996).

Four Modern Pieces For Children, for piano (2015)

Vocalise for Solo Contrabass (2000).

Duo for Viola and Harp (1993).

Etude for Violin and Carillion (1994).

Trio on the themes from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano (1990).

Ten Variations and Fugue on Adyg Theme for Violin, Oboe, and Bassoon (1993).

Ballad for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano (1996).

Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano in four movements (1998).

Trio for two Mandolins and Mandola in three movements (1999-2000).

Quartet No.1 (Telephones) in three movements (1990).

Quartet No.2 in three movements (1992).

Six Venetian Pieces for flute, harp, piano, and violin (2005)

Dodecaphony, two miniatures for two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Piano (1989).

Quintet for Oboe and Strings in four movements (1992-1993).

Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, and Bassoon in two movements (1995-1996).

Prologue for two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Piano (2002).

Capriccio for bassoon and strings (2005)

Revue in the Olden Style for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, French Horn, and Bassoon (1997-1998).

Italian Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, French Horn, and Bassoon (1998).

Scherzo-Fantasia for Clarinet and Orchestra (1987-1988).

Concert March in honor of Chamber Collegium for Flute, Trumpet, and Woodwind Octet (1991).

King's Concertino for Bassoon and String Orchestra in three movements (1991).

Hymn for two orchestras (2010).

Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and String Orchestra in 4 parts (2005-2014).


Choral works, cantatas.

The Silhouette of Petenera, poem for Tenor, two Sopranos, Choir, Organ, Piano, and Percussion. Lyrics by Federico Garcia Lorca, Russian translation by M.Samayev (1988).

Concerto for Mixed Choir a cappella on the texts from Russian Orthodox ordinary. (1996)

Salvation, cantata for four soloists and orchestra on the verses by Daniil Harms according to the plan by Daniil Dandan. (2003).

Love is Immortal!, cantata No. 2 for Soprano, two Mezzo-Sopranos and Orchestra. Lyrics by Mikhail Levitin.

Choral piece on the verses by N.A. Nekrasov (1993).

Choral Fugue on the text by Alexander Vvedensky (1994).

Choral piece on the verses by Yevgeny Schwartz (1995).


Chamber vocal works.

Five poems by Pablo Neruda for Voice and Piano (1989).

Spectacles, vocal circle on the verses by Marcus Valerius Martialis, Henrich Heine, and Pablo Neruda for Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, and Piano (1989-1990).

Five sonnets by Pablo Neruda for Soprano and Piano (1989-1990).

Little suite for female voice and cello on the verses by Nina Krasnova (1990).

In the Deep of the Bells, Fantasia for voice and piano based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen (Russian translation by A. Hansen). (1991).

Concert Ballad for High Soprano and Piano on the verses by Henrich Heine (1991).

Postlude for Soprano a cappella on the verses by Federico Garcia Lorca (1992).

Theatrical Prologue, verses by Andrey Semenov and Yuly Kim (1992-1993).

Spectacles-2, or Monologues by the Ferocious One, vocal circle on the verses by Nikolay Oleynikov for Characteristic Baritone and Piano (1992).

Beyond the Seas Hearts Are Ablaze, vocal cycle on the verses by Leonid Martynov for voice and piano (1994).

Concerto for Female Voice and Chimes on the texts of Russian folk chastushki (humorous situational ditties in Russian folk tradition). (1994).

Concert of Lora Colly (Hail, Passion!), song cycle on the verses by Sergey Zarubin for voice and piano (1994-1995).

Three Songs on the verses by Marina Tsvetayeva (intended for but not included in various dramatic productions). For voice and piano. (1995).

Sad Music, on the verses by Alexander Blok, for voice and piano (1995-1996).

Lyricism of Civil Awareness (Benign Night Scares from Zimfer), cantata for Soloist and Piano on the verses by Alexander Prokofiev (1996-1997).

Color Lantern of Deceit, musical divertissement on the verses by A.S.Pushkin, A.A.Blok, Sasha Chorny, and F.G.Lorca (1997).

Two Brothers, ballad for voice and piano. Texts taken from English folk poetry. Russian translation by G. Plisetsky. (1998-1999).

Four Patriotic Songs on the verses by Daniil Harms (2000).

Three Songs on the verses by David Samoylov (2001-2002).

Simple Songs, song cycle on the verses by Yury Koval (2012)

Aria for countertenor and orchestra at the text of the Canon of Repentance to our Lord Jesus Christ (2014).

Songs and romances on the verses by Z. Volkonskaya, V. Zhukovsky, V. Mezhevich, A. Blok, K. Balmont, A. Kochetkov, L. Martynov, V. Lugovskoy, V. Nabokov, Yu.Korinets, V. Druk, Yu. Kim, D. Samoylov, Yu. Ryashentsev, Yu. Entin, V. Zababashkin, A. Smogul, A. Semenov (himself). Over 50 in total.


Music for the following dramatic productions:

Night Voices (1988)
The Mistress of the Inn (1993-1994)
L'arc de Triomphe (1994)
God is Likely All Around (1994)
Goodbye, Dead Ones (Flight of Di Grasso) (1994)
Lynx Named Rys (1994)
Chronicles (1995)
In the Light of Strangers' Candles (1996)
Taming of the Shrew (1995-1996)
About New Year Celebration at Ivanovs' (1996)
Adolescent (1996)
Where did Ivan Kuzmich Disappear? (1997)
Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen... (1998)
Notes by an Inebriated Person (1998-1999)
Phantoms (1998-1999)
Birds (1999-2000)
Hamlet (1999-2000)
White Sheep (2000)
Run, Steeds, Run! (2000)
A Man Came to a Woman (2000)
Misanthrope (2001)
Russian Preference [in the sense of card game] (2002)
Candelis (2002)
Comedians (2003)
Schweik, or Hymn to Idiocy (2002-2004)
Suer-Vyer /I.Suer/ (2004)
Mouth Without A Lock (2007)
Drummer's Fate (2008)
Molière (2009)
Kapnist Hither And Thither (2009)
Triumph at Triumphalnaya (2009)
Who is the author of this outrage? (2010)
Perdu monocle (L'Affaire de la rue de Lourcine) (2010)
The Fools (2011)
Carlo, The Honest Adventurer (2012)
Old Hottabych (2013)
Glass of Water (2016)


Music for the documentary, feature and animated films:

Hotel At A Half-Way To The Moon» (1992)
Thirteen plus… (2001)
Two Destinies (song Burds Of Hope), 2002
Travesty (2006)
Salvation (2007)
Large Wick (2010)
Holiday For Elephants (2011)
Andrey Khizhina And His Grief (2014-2015)