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Oestvolskaja Festival

May 27 2011

Her music is like a hammer striking upon the anvil of truth: without compromise, irrefutable in its conviction, impassioned, but at the same time exact and form-conscious. The Petersburgian composer Galina Ustvolskaya did not stand above time, but rather outside of it. Far removed from trends, movements and ‘isms’, she conceived her sounds that seem carved from granite and used them to create a small but solid oeuvre in which every composition is unique and every note is a necessity. It must be the least appreciated music to have been written in the Soviet Union in the second half of the twentieth century – and to have been rejected. Ustvolskaya only found recognition and a platform for the performance of her music – above all in the Netherlands – in her old age, and primarily outside of Russia. The composer died on 22 December 2006 at the age of 87. High time for a retrospective and a tribute.

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Artists

GALINA OESTVOLSKAJA
Poema 
GALINA OESTVOLSKAJA
Pianoconcert 
DMITRI SJOSTAKOVITSJ
Suite on texts by Michelangelo Buonarroti, op. 145a

NOORD NEDERLANDS ORKEST
conductor
Reinbert de Leeuw
piano
Gerard Bouwhuis
bass
Vladimir Baykov

 

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May. 27 2011

Friday

20:15

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ