Wednesday, June 9, 2010

From the Music Desk









From the music critic Alex Ross I found this website about Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006). She was a student and friend of the famous Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich. Although she revered the composer toward the beginning of her study, she moved in a separate direction after becoming quite intimate with him. He is known to have quoted her works and used her simplistic stlyle. Take a look and listen to this influential female composer.

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