Composed ballets in line with the classics and earned the Lenin in 1984, the USSR Condition Prize in 1972, as well as the Condition Prize from the Russian Federation in 1992. His early functions blended folk music with tonal music. He also included aleatoric and serial methods. He had written the ballet Carmen Collection in 1967, that was predicated on Georges Bizet’s opera. His 1971 ballet Anna Karenina was in line with the Leo Tolstoy book. His 1976 ballet Deceased Souls was in line with the book by Nikolai Gogol. His family members was extremely musical. His dad trained music theory and in addition constructed music. He wedded ballerina Maya Plisetskaya in 1958. He was motivated to compose 24 Preludes and Fugues after hearing the identical functions of Dmitri Shostakovich.