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New CD - Galina Ustvolskaya

Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) insisted that she wrote no chamber music: instrumentation alone could be no index of her music’s intentions. Her works are infused, she said, with a religious spirit, and the powerful, rhythmic stringency of the music testifies to the relentlessness of her vision. Although Shostakovich had been one of her teachers, Ustvolskaya maintained that her music resembled that of no other composer, living or dead, and put herself outside all stylistic “schools”. She followed only her own austere, unforgiving path.
This is new recording features the phenomenal Patricia Kopatchinskaya (recently described by Strings magazine as the most exciting violinist in the world), pianist Markus Hinterhäuser and clarinet player Reto Bieri.

In October these works will be broadcasted on Radio Monalisa.
ECM New Series 2329