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Donald Macleod's exploration of Soviet music reaches the 1970s as the space race gathers pace, and the Cold War reaches ever more terrifying heights.

Donald Macleod's exploration of Soviet music reaches the 1970s as the space race gathers pace, and the Cold War reaches ever more terrifying heights. Against this backdrop a seam of music taking its inspiration from the Church emerges, including work by the woman who famously described herself as a 'tardy autumnal fruit', Sofia Gubaidulina.

Ustvolskaya: Composition No 1 - Dona nobis pacem (part 3)
Schoenberg Ensemble
Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor)

Gubaidulina: In croce
Henrik Brendstrup (cello)
Jens Christensen (organ)

Martynov: The Beatitudes
Conspirare
Craig Hella Johnson

Schnittke: Choir Concerto - 1st movement
Russian State Symphonic Cappella
Valery Polyansky (conductor).

1 hour

Music Played

  • Galina Ustvolskaya

    Composition 1 - Dona Nobis Pacem III

    Ensemble: Netherlands Schoenberg Ensemble. Conductor: Reinbert de Leeuw.
    • PHILIPS : 442-532-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    In Croce

    Performer: Jens E Christensen. Performer: Henrik Brendstrup.
    • KONTRAPUNKT: 32176.
    • KONTRAPUNKT.
    • 12.
  • Vladimir Martynov

    The Beatitudes

    Choir: Conspirare. Director: Craig Hella Johnson.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU-807526.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 4.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    Choir Concerto - 1st movement

    Performer: Russian State Symphony Cappella. Conductor: Valery Kuzmich Polyansky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9332.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

    Aquarela do Brasil

    Performer: Sukyeon Kim.
    • Kapustin: Piano Works.
    • Piano Classics.
    • 10.

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