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Kiril Kondrashin

Kiril Petrovich Kondrashin (March 6, 1914 - March 7, 1981) was a conductor.

He studied at the conservatory in Moscow and conducted at the Maliy Theatre in Leningrad from 1936 to 1943 and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow from 1943. He was artistic director of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra from 1960 to 1975 before leaving the Soviet Union and taking the post of principal condcutor of Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1979.