On text by Hermann the Lame (1013-1054). Russian text; transliteration and translation provided. Instrumentation. Duration: ca. 20 minutes. Pronunciation guide.
An unmetered piece which shows some influence of chant. Melodies and gestures snake around in quarter notes for much of the music, although the notes are often separated with constant upbow markings. There is an extended section in which the violinist taps the instrument only.
Recorded live in Moscow, 2011. Pianists include Olga Pashchenko, Ksenia Semenova, Alexei Grotz, Elizaveta Miller, Vladimir Ivanov, and Alexei Lubimov. Produced by Alexi Lubimov. A film by Alexandre Bragé.
Thomas Sanderling conducts the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.
Two discs of piano works by the great 20th century Russian composer Ustvolskaya.
This recording of Ustvolskaya's sonatas nos. 1-6 was recorded in 1998, and is re-released here.
Sokolov plays the six piano sonatas of Ustvolskaya, as well as her Twelve Preludes.
Ivanov performs music by George Crumb, Alexander Scriabin, Luciano Berio, and Galina Ustvolskaya.
Contents: L'Histoire du Soldat / Stravinsky -- A Smiling Suite / Bacri -- Trio / Ustvolskaya -- Contrasts / Bartok.
A disc of chamber music by Ustvolskaya. With the Ludus Gravis contrabass ensemble; Laura Mancini, wooden cube; Fabrizio Ottaviucci, piano; Marino Formenti, piano; and Rohan de Saram, cello.
This three-movement trio is an earlier work by Ustvolskaya. The music is melodic and often quite lyric. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 16 minutes.
I Musici de Montreal performs Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, op. 73a. They also perform Piano Concerto No. 1 by German Galynin, and the Piano Concerto of Galina Ustvolskaya.
Ustvolskaya dedicated this piano concerto to Alexei Lubimov. This elegant work consists of one extended movement in several sections and moods. Special import - allow 4-5 months. Additional charges for 3-4 week delivery.
An examination of the life and work of the 20th century Russian composer Ustvolskaya, including analysis of her compositional style. With a foreword and index. Plates. Music examples. The CD contains recordings of a selection of her music.
Instrumentation and seating chart provided. Performance notes. Text by Hermannus Contractus. Duration: approx. 16 minutes.
Contents: Sonata for violin and piano -- Trio for clarinet, violin and piano -- Duet for violin and piano. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; Markus Hinterhäuser, piano; Reto Bieri, clarinet.
Duration: ca. 12 minutes.
Special import - allow 4-5 months. Additional charges for 3-4 week delivery.