Alexander Georgiyevich Popov (born in 1957) is the Petersburgian composer, author of symрhоnic compositions, chamber-instrumental and vocal music.
Alexander Popov tries to solve the problem of relations between the Human Being and the Time in different aspects of this word’s meaning, i. e. the course of time and its perception, concentration and rarefaction, accelerations and stops. Thus all these relations grow at last to the contiguity between the Time and the Eternity, so as between the Human Being and cultural heritage (including musical one) nowadays. The composer resorts to various cultural traditions, е. g. the European Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Oriental Nirvana music and ecclesiastic Armenian music. Among Ророv’s most signifant works there are the Requiem for soloists, old instruments' ensembles, prepared piano and metronome, “Theory of Affects” for chamber orchestra, “Sinfonia da camera” to Frescobaldi's memory. Popov is the laureate of the “International Rostrum of Composers” (Paris, 1995). Among his works there are the silent film “Earth” (produced bу Alexander Dovzhenko), which the composer wrote music to, and “Johan” (produced by Moris Stiller), ordered by the German TV programme ZDF/АRTE.