Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

Valentin Silvestrov

Ukrainian pianist and composer Valentin Silvestrov was born in Kiev on 30 September 1937. He studied at the Kiev Evening Music School and at the Kiev Conservatory, and is known for his post-modernist music, which includes symphonies, poems for piano and orchestra, chamber, instrumental and vocal music.

A selection of M&V articles about Valentin Silvestrov

CD Spotlight. War and Peace - Music by Karabits and Silvestrov, heard by Howard Smith. 'Another enterprising feather in Naxos' richly plumaged cap.'


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