Ustvolskaya: Complete Works for Violin & Piano / Sorkin, Andreeva

Release Date: 5/17/2019
Label: Divine Art
Catalog Number: DDA 25182
Performer: Natalia Andreeva
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$17.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Unfairly named ‘The Lady with the Hammer’ for her uncompromising use of massive thunderous chords and ostinato rhythms, Ustvolskaya was a pupil of Shostakovich but forged her own unique way into many genres. Recently, artists have concentrated, as here, on bringing out the richness of the works and their innate lyricism. This album includes all of the composer’s music for violin and piano in two major works – the Sonata and the Duet. Russian violinist Evgeny Sorkin was a child prodigy and performed for Isaac Stern at the age of 10 and was compared at 16 to David Oistrakh by no less than Yehudi Menuhin. He moved to Australia and balanced teaching at Sydney Conservatory with a busy recital schedule. Natalia Andreeva is a Russian pianist who is currently Lecturer in Piano at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her 2015 recording of the complete solo piano music of Galina Ustvolskaya was very well received; she is a pianist of consummate skill who can express the power and lyricism which exist side by side in these works.
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Violin and Piano by Galina Ustvolskaya
Performer: Natalia Andreeva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1952 ; USSR
2. Duet for Violin and Piano by Galina Ustvolskaya
Performer: Natalia Andreeva (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; USSR
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