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St. Petersburg composer writes symphony about natural gas field

© Photo : by GazpromThe Shtokman gas condensate field
The Shtokman gas condensate field - Sputnik International
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A young composer from St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, has written a symphony in honor of the Shtokman gas condensate field in the Russian sector of the Barents Sea, the Sinemafonika producer company said on Friday.

A young composer from St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, has written a symphony in honor of the Shtokman gas condensate field in the Russian sector of the Barents Sea, the Sinemafonika producer company said on Friday.

The symphony is a part of "The Industrial Trilogy" dedicated to Russia's major industrial projects of the beginning of the 21st century - the development of the Shtokman gas condensate field, the construction of Europe's largest railway bridge across the Yuribei River in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and the Sakhalin oil and gas projects in Russia's Far East.

Shtokman, with estimated reserves of 3.8 trillion cubic meters, is to feed the Nord Stream gas pipeline set to link Russia and the European Union via the Baltic Sea. The construction of the pipeline officially began earlier on Friday.

"The author's task is to form an artistic image of Russia's industrial power," Sinemafonika said in a press release.

The first two parts of the symphony (Yuribei and Sakhalin) will be recorded in St. Petersburg on April 11. The idea behind the symphony is reminiscent of Soviet-era "Socialist Art."

The 23-year old composer, Anton Lubchenko, also wrote an opera dedicated to the 2004 Beslan school tragedy that took the lives of over 300 people, many of them children. He has also composed music for a ballet and several movies.

MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti) 

 

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