COMPOSITIONS by GALINA USTVOLSKAYA

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 2 December 2008

Born

In 1919 in St. Petersburg. Died on 22 December 2006.

Education

From 1937 until 1939 at the Music School of Leningrad and from 1939 until 1947 at the Leningrad Conservatory (composition under Shostakovich).

Works

Concerto for piano, string orchestra and timpani (1946)
Duration: 20 minutes.

CD Analekta AN 9898: I Musici de Montreal, Y. Turovsky (cond), Salov (piano)
CD APEX 2564 604 912: German Chorus & Orchestra, H. Schiff (cond), Lubimov (piano) (Reissue of Erato 0630-12709-2)
CD Dutton Labs CDSA 4804: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mackeras (cond), Jacoby (piano)
CD Erato 0630-12709-2 review: German Chorus & Orchestra, H. Schiff (cond), Lubimov (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7856: Ural PO, D. Liss (cond), O. Malov (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-49956-2: Chamber Ochestra Leningrad State Philharmonia, Sovcky (cond), Serebyakov (piano)
CD Warner Apex 2564 60491-2: Deutsche Kamerphilharmonie Bremen, Heinrich Schiff (cond), Alexei Lubimov (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 1 (1947)
Duration: 10 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 23 283 007: O. Malov (piano)
CD Conifer 75605-51262-2 review: F. Denyer (piano)
CD Col legno WWE 1CD 20019 review: M. Hinterhauser (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6170 review: M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Megadisc MCD 7876: O. Malov (piano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 17 014 (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD (private release): Mansson (piano)

Bylina on folkloristic texts "The Dream of Stepan Razin" for bass and orchestra (1948)

Trio for clarinet, violin and piano (1949)

Movements:
1. Espressivo
2. Dolce
3. Energico
Duration: 15 minutes.

CD ECM New Series ECM 1959 (4763108): Kyrill Rybakov (clarinet), Alexander Trostiansky (violin), Alexei Lubimov (piano)
CD Etcetera KTC 1170 review: The Barton Workshop (Kesr, Anderson, Denyer)
CD Etcetera KTC 9000-CD 16: H. de Boer (clarinet), V. Beths (violin), R. de Leeuw (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6115: H. de Boer (clarinet), V. Beths (violin), R. de Leeuw (piano)
CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2023: St. Peters Trio: Julian Milkis (clarinet), Ilya Ioff (violin), Igor Uryash (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7858: A. Feodorov (clarinet), A. Shustin (violin), O. Malov (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7865: A. Feodorov (clarinet), A. Shustin (violin), O. Malov (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 2 (1949)
Duration: 10 minutes.

CD Black Box BBM 1039 review: Genia (piano)
CD Classound 002-043: A. Vedernikov (piano)
CD Col legno WWE 1CD 20019 review: M. Hinterhauser (piano)
CD Conifer 75605-51262-2 review: F. Denyer (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6170 review: M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Megadisc MCD 7876: O. Malov (piano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 17 014 (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)

Octet for two oboes, four violins, timpani and piano (1949-1950)
Duration: 18 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 0715 152: St. Petersburg Soloists, O. Malov (piano)
CD Catalyst Red Seal (BMG Classics) 82876 65454 2: London Musici, Stephenson (piano) (Reissue of Conifer 75605-51194-2)
CD Conifer 75605-51194-2: London Musici, Stephenson (piano)
CD Etcetera KTC 9000-cd 16: Schonberg Ensemble, R. de Leeuw (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7865: St. Petersburg Soloists, O. Malov (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-49956-2: St. Petersburg Soloists, O. Malov (piano)

Symphonietta for orchestra (1951)

Piano Sonata No. 3 (1952)

Duration: 20 minutes.

CD Col legno WWE 1CD 20019 review: M. Hinterhauser (piano)
CD Conifer 75605-51262-2 review: F. Denyer (piano)
CD ECM New Series ECM 1606 (449-936-2) review: I. Karlen (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6170 review: M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Megadisc MCD 7876: O. Malov (piano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 17 014 (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD Triton (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)

Sonata for violin and piano (1952)
Duration: 20 minutes.

CD ECM New Series ECM 1959 (4763108): Alexander Trostansky (violin), Alexei Lubimov (piano)
CD Erasmus WVH 170: F. de Groot (violin), Grout (piano) (piano)
CD Etcetera KTC 9000-CD 16: V. Beths (violin), R. de Leeuw (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7865: A. Shustin (violin), O. Malov (piano)
CD Sound Star Top Productions SST 30211: Rissin (violin), Rissin-Morenova (piano)

Twelve Preludes for piano (1953)
Duration: 18 minutes.

CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6130: M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Koch International Classics 37301-2: D. Arden (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7867: O. Malov (piano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 17 014 (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD Triton (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)

Symphony No. 1 for symphony orchestra and two boys' voices in three movements (1955)
Duration: 30 minutes.

CD Megadisc MDC 7856: Ural PO, D. Liss (cond)

Piano Sonata No. 4 (1957)
Duration: 11 minutes.

CD Col legno WWE 1CD 20019 review: M. Hinterhauser (piano)
CD Conifer 75605-51262-2 review: F. Denyer (piano)
CD Ein-Klang Records 020: Winter (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6170 review: M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7876: O. Malov (piano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 17 014 (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD Triton (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD (private release): Mansson

Two Symphonic Poems for orchestra (1958-1959)

Suite for orchestra (1959)

Grand Duet for cello and piano (1959)

Duration: 26 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 23283 007: Stolpner (cello), O. Malov (piano)
CD EMI CZS 5 72016-2 (13 CD-set): Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Igor Uriash (piano)
CD Etcetera KTC 1170 review: The Barton Workshop: Kooistra (cello), Denyer (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6130: R. de Saran (cello), M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Koch International Classics 37258-2 review: M. Beiser (cello), Chr. Oldfather (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7863: A. Vassiliev (cello), O. Malov (piano)
CD Melodiya 74321-49956-2: Stolpner (cello), O. Malov (piano)

Duet for violin and piano (1964)
Duration: 25 minutes.

CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6115: V. Beths (violin), R. de Leeuw (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7863: A. Shustin (violin), O. Malov (piano)
CD Sound Star productions SST 30211: Rissin (violin), Rissin-Morenova (piano)

Composition No. 1 "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1970-1971)
Duration: 22 minutes.

CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6130: F. Renggli (piccolo), D. le Clair (tuba), M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Koch Schwann 31 170-2 H2: Osten (piccolo), Hilgers (tuba), Hagen (piano)
CD Kulturambt der Stadt Witten WD 04 (2 CD-set): Pameijer (piccolo), van Dijk (tuba), R. de Leeuw (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7867: St. Petersburg Soloists: Tokarov, Arbuszov, O. Malov (piano)
CD Philips 442 532 2 review: Schönberg Ensemble, R. de Leeuw (cond)

Composition No. 2 "Dies Irae" (1972-1973)
Duration: 20 minutes.

CD Megadisc MDC 7858: St. Petersburg Soloists, O. Malov (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7867: St. Petersburg Soloists, O. Malov (piano)
CD Philips 442 532 2 review: Schönberg Ensemble, R. de Leeuw (cond)

Composition No. 3 "Benedictus, Qui Venit" (1974-1975)
Duration: 12 minutes.

CD Conifer 75605-51194-2: London Musici, Stephenson (cond)
CD Globe 6903 (6 CD-set): Amsterdam Wind Orchestra, Friesen (cond)
CD Megadisc MDC 7867: St. Petersburg Soloists
CD Philips 442 532 2 review: Schönberg Ensemble, R. de Leeuw (cond)

Symphony No. 2 for orchestra and solo voice (1979)
Duration: 20 minutes.

CD Megadisc MDC 7854: Ural PO, St. Petersburg Soloists, D. Liss (cond), Nemytov
DVD VPRO: Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, R. de Leeuw (cond), Lagachov

Symphony No. 3 for orchestra and soloist (1983)
Duration: 16 minutes.

CD Megadisc MDC 7854: Ural PO, St. Petersburg Soloists, D. Liss (cond), Nemytov
CD WWE 1CD 20083: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Stenz (cond), Sherstanoi

Symphony No. 4 for mezzo-soprano, trumpet, tam-tam, piano(1985-1987)
Duration: 8 minutes.

CD Etcetera KTC 1170 review: The Barton Workshop: Van Vliet, Konink, Denyer, Meeuwsen
CD Mediaphon Classic MED 72 115: Marrs, Keems, Eisenlohr, Sperber
CD Megadisc MDC 7854: St. Petersburg Soloists, O. Malov (piano & cond)
CD Megadisc MDC 7858: St. Petersburg Soloists, O. Malov (piano & cond)

Piano Sonata No. 5 (1986)
Duration: 17 minutes.

CD Col legno WWE 1CD 20019 review: M. Hinterhauser (piano)
CD Conifer 75605-51262-2 review: F. Denyer (piano)
CD ECM New Series ECM 1606 (449-936-2) review: I. Karlen (piano)
CD Ein-Klang Records 020: Winter (piano)
CD EMS V1001: Veronika Iltchenko (piano)
CD Etcetera KTC 1170 review: F. Denyer (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6115: R. de Leeuw (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6170 review: M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Kulturamt der Stadt Witten WD 02 (2 CD-set): R. de Leeuw (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7858: O. Malov (piano)
CD Megadisc MCD 7876: O. Malov (piano)
CD NRW Vertrieb Essen NRW 128: Muhlen (piano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 17 014 (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD Triton (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD (private release): Mansson (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 6 (1988)
Duration: 8 minutes.

CD Black Box BBM 1039: Genia (piano)
CD BVHAAST CD 9406: Tomoko Mukaiyama (piano)
CD Col legno WWE 1CD 20019 review: M. Hinterhauser (piano)
CD Conifer 75605-51262-2 review: F. Denyer (piano)
CD Hat-Hut Records ARTCD 6170 review: M. Schroeder (piano)
CD Koch International Classics 37301-2: David Arden (piano)
CD Megadisc MCD 7876: O. Malov (piano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 17 014 (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD Triton (2 CDs): I. Sokolov (piano)
CD (private release): Mansson (piano

Symphony No. 5 for oboe, trumpet, tuba, violin and percussion (1989-1990)
Duration: 10 minutes.

CD Catalyst RCA Red Seal 82876 654545 2: London Musici (Reissue of Conifer 75605-51194-2)
CD Conifer 75605-51194-2: London Musici
CD Megadisc MDC 7854: Ural PO, St. Petersburg Soloists


Thanks to Peter Lundin from Sweden and Onno van Asten and J.J. de Boer from the Netherlands for additional information


The works of Galina Ustvolskaya are published by Musikverlag Hans Sikorski

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