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Music by Karabits
and Silvestrov -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'Another enterprising feather in Naxos' richly plumaged cap.'

Karabits and Silvestrov: Orchestral Works. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits. © 2013 Naxos Rights US Inc

As I listened to Valentin Silvestrov's 6'20" Elegie, intimations of Britten's Sea Interludes crossed my mind. 'I do not write new music', Silvestrov has said. 'My music is a response to and an echo of what already exists.'

Till he was in his forties, Silvestrov was infected by socialist realism adopted and imposed by Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) and surviving in one form or other until the mid-1980s, when Mikhail Gorbachev abandoned most official strictures on the arts...

Copyright © 28 April 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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KARABITS AND SILVESTROV ORCHESTRAL WORKS

IVAN KARABITS

VALENTIN SILVESTROV

KIRILL KARABITS

BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

UNITED KINGDOM

RUSSIA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

UKRAINE

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