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Galina Ustvolskaya - Piano Sonatas (Oleg Malov, Piano)

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Galina Ustvolskaya - Piano Sonatas (Oleg Malov, Piano)

Galina Ustvolskaya - Piano Sonatas (Oleg Malov, Piano)
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVER + NOTES | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 265 Mb
Classical | 1992 | Megadisc

Galina Ustvolskaya - Piano Sonatas (Oleg Malov, Piano)


Galina Ivanovna Ustvolskaya (1919 - 2006) developed her own very particular style, of which she said, "There is no link whatsoever between my music and that of any other composer, living or dead." Among its characteristics are: the use of repeated, homophonic blocks of sound, which prompted the Dutch critic Elmer Schönberger to call her "the lady with the hammer"; unusual combinations of instruments (such as eight double basses, piano and percussion in her Composition No. 2); considerable use of extreme dynamics (as in her Piano Sonata No. 6); employing groups of instruments in order to introduce tone clusters; and the use of piano or percussion to beat out regular unchanging rhythms (all of her acknowledged works use either piano or percussion, many use both).

The music of Galina Ustvolskaya is not 'avantgarde' in the commonly accepted sense of the word and for this reason was not openly censured in the USSR. However, she was accused of being unwilling to communicate and of ‘narrowness’ and ‘obstinacy’. It is only in the recent past that her critics have begun to realize that these supposed deficiencies are in fact the distinguishing qualities of her music. The composer Boris Tishchenko has aptly compared the ‘narrowness’ of her style with the concentrated light of a laser beam that is able to pierce through metal.

Galina Ustvolskaya’s works of the 1940s and 1950s sometimes sound as if they had been written today. Her specific idealism is informed by an almost fanatical determination; this should be construed not only as a typically Russian trait, but also – in terms of Dostoyevsky – as a 'St. Petersburgian' one. Shostakovich wrote to her. It is not you who are influenced by me; rather, it is I who am influenced by you. People quote Ustvolskaya; she does not quote them.

All of Ustvolskaya's works are large-scaled in intent, no matter how long they are or how many players are involved. Ustvolskaya's music is largely based on tension and density.

Biography quoted from wikipedia

Tracks

01. Sonata nr.1 ( 1949 ) [0:09:25.09]
02. Sonata nr.2 ( 1949 ) [0:07:04.90]
03. Sonata nr.3 ( 1952 ) [0:15:45.02]
04. Sonata nr.4 ( 1957 ) [0:13:45.77]
05. Sonata nr.5 ( 1986 ) [0:15:00.00]
06. Sonata nr.6 ( 1988 ) [0:06:37.49]


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 2 from 29. April 2011

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Galina Ustvolskaya / Piano Sonatas (Oleg Malov, Piano)

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2 | 9:25.07 | 7:04.68 | 42382 | 74249
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6 | 61:00.60 | 6:37.37 | 274560 | 304371


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