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FULL The Inspector General (Latenas) Play with Music Moscow 2002 Sergey Makovetsky, Lyudmila Maksakova, Maria Shastina

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  • Published by: Katheryn Gresko  
  • Date Published: 2021  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
  • Subtitles: nosubs  
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Faustas Latėnas (16 May 1956 – 3 November 2020) was a Lithuanian composer, theatre manager, politician and diplomat. He composed mostly incidental music, and also scores for films and television. He was vice-minister of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, advisor to the prime minister in cultural affairs, and cultural attaché in Moscow.

Born in Dusetos, Latėnas studied composition, first at the Kaunas Juozo Gruodžio Conservatory in Kaunas with Giedrius Kuprevičius, graduating in 1975, then at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius with Eduardas Balsys , graduating in 1980 He shared his teacher’s love for Latin American dances. His first position was director of music at the puppet theatre Lėlė , becoming the theatre’s director in 1990. From 1991, he was director of music department at the National Small Theatre of Vilnius.

From 1996, he was vice-minister of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, also the country’s advisor for cultural affairs the following year. He was from 1999 director of the National Drama Theatre, and from 2000 director of the National Small Theatre of Vilnius. In 2005, he served again as vice-minister. From 2006 to 2008, he was cultural advisor to the Prime Minister. He was cultural attaché at the Embassy of Lithuania in Moscow from 2011 to 2012, and then again advisor to the Prime Minister until 2016.

Latėnas received the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize for “The sounding Lithuanian theatre, and music as a worthwhile counterpart in theatrical action”. In June 2016, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society organised a concert on the occasion of his 60th birthday, entitled Faustas Latėnas. Music as Theatre. Instrumental soloists and ensembles, the Vilnius State Choir and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robertas Šervenikas, performed works by Latėnas including chamber music and Agnus Dei for choir, organ and orchestra.

Latėnas died at age 64. He was buried at Antakalnis Cemetery three days later.

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