“… the arranger works with ready-made musical material but gives it a different form and sometimes also a different content. Famous music can appear in a completely unexpected sound and you can surprise the listener with new colours – with melodic or harmonic twists or new rhythmic designs. Moreover, you can either enlarge the format of your work or vice versa – reduce the composition of the performers to a minimum. For me, it requires certain knowledge of the instruments’ abilities, their sound in different registers, perfect mastery of harmony, solfeggio and polyphony, a sense of form and style, and … honestly, you just have to love it. „“

From an interview with “Die Welt” after the staging of the tetralogy of R. Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” by J. Lebedev.

my arrangements performed by ORCHESTRAS:

    • Staatskapelle Weimar
    • Deutsche Sinfonietta Berlin 
    • Oper-an-der Leine Hannover 
    • Philharmonisches Orchester Theater Erfurt
    • Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
    • Neubrandenburg Philharmonie 
    • Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach
    • LJO Thüringen
    • Ensemble der Länder 
    • The MAV Symphony Orchestra (Budapest)
    • Saint-Petersburg State Academic Orchestra
    • Capella Symphony Orchestra               


Three of the presented compositions were performed on the radio, and cooperation with the publishers Musikverlags Sikorski and Universal Edition helps them find new scenes for concert halls and theaters.

H. Wieniawski Variation on an Original Theme for Solo Violin and orchestra

Solo – Alexej Barchevitch

LJO Thüringen

Conductor – Juri Lebedev

“The Ring of the Nibelungs” by R. Wagner in the new orchestra of J. Lebedev for soloists and 16 players (22 instruments)

Orchestra Composition:

Flute / Piccolo
Oboe / English horn
Clarinet / Bass Clarinet (B)
Bassoon / Contrabassoon
2 French horns / 2 Wagnertubes(B, C)

Timpani / Triangle / Cymbals / Drum
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