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Oestvolskaja Festival

May 28 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
Octet 
GALINA OESTVOLSKAJA
Sonate for violin and piano 
GALINA OESTVOLSKAJA
Pianosonate nr. 5 
GALINA OESTVOLSKAJA
Symphony nr. 2 – ‘Ware eeuwige zaligheid’

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG 
ORKEST VAN HET CONSERVATORIUM VAN AMSTERDAM
conductor
Reinbert de Leeuw
piano
Reinbert de Leeuw
violin
Vera Beths
recitation
Dmitri Lagatsjov

 

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May. 28 2011

Saturday

20:15

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ