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Composer: Silvestrov, Valentin (b. 1937)

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Year of birth1937
NationalityUkraine
PeriodContemporary
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Castel San Pietro TermeKremerata Baltica Soloists

Glière, Clarke, Silvestrov, Sollima
Kremerata Baltica; Madara Petersone; Kristina Anuseviciute; Emma Bandeniece; Andrei Pushkarev

AmsterdamMaster Pianists Series: Hélène Grimaud

© Mat Hennek | DG
Silvestrov, Debussy, Satie, Chopin, Rachmaninov
Hélène Grimaud, Piano

TorontoProkofiev and Rachmaninov

Silvestrov, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits; Nicola Benedetti
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The End of Time and a UK première

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO © Simon Jay Price
Prophecies and apocalyptic visions were on the programme as part of the London Philharmonic's Be Moved season.
****1
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Mieczysław Weinberg's music in Boston

Gidon Kremer, Juanjo Mena and the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Balance and transparency may have been in short supply elsewhere Friday afternoon, but not in Symphony Hall where Juanjo Mena led the Boston Symphony in a bracing program of works by Prokofiev, Weinberg and Tchaikovsky. The 26 year-old Prokofiev wrote the Symphony no.
*****
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Silvestrov and Moody suit Orthodox tastes in St Petersburg

Ivan Moody  ©  Paige Baker
How times change. Only a few decades ago, sacred music, if it was heard at all in Russia, was presented in a strictly secular concert setting, and even in many cases with the texts altered to reduce their religious significance. Today though, the Orthodox Church is an influential and highly visible player in Russian public life.
***11
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Du microscope chez Prokofiev au clair-obscur de Silvestrov

Andrey Boreyko © Richard de Stoutz
Musique russe et ukrainienne au programme de ce soir avec l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France sous la direction d'Andrey Boreyko et Lukas Geniusas au piano : Prokofiev, Tchaïkovsky et Silvestrov, compositeur trop peu joué en France à découvrir de toute urgence.
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