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Valentyn Sylvestrov

Valentin Silvestrov (born September 30, 1937 in Kiev) is a Ukrainian composer of contemporary classical music, increasingly regarded as one of the finest composers of his generation.

Silvestrov is perhaps best known for his avant-garde musical style; some, if not most, of his works could be considered neoclassical and modernist. Using traditional tonal and modal techniques, Silvestrov creates a unique and delicate tapestry of dramatic and emotional textures, qualities which Silvestrov suggests are otherwise sacrificed in much of contemporary music. "I do not write new music. My music is a response to and an echo of what already exists", Silvestrov has said.

Silvestrov's Symphony No. 5 (1980-1982), widely considered a masterpiece, may be viewed as an epilogue or coda inspired by the music of late Romantic composers such as Gustav Mahler. "With our advanced artistic awareness, fewer and fewer texts are possible which, figuratively speaking, begin 'at the beginning'... What this means is not the end of music as art, but the end of music, an end in which it can linger for a long time. It is very much in the area of the coda that immense life is possible."

In 1974, under pressure to conform to both official precepts of socialist realism and fashionable modernism, Silvestrov chose to withdraw from spotlight. In this period he began to reject his previously modernist style. Instead, he composed "Silent Songs" ("T " (1977)) a seminal cycle intended to be played in private.
Silvestrov began private music lessons at age 15. He studied piano at the Kiev Evening Music School from 1955 to 1958, then at the Kiev Conservatory from 1958-1964; composition under Borys Lyatoshynsky, harmony and counterpoint under L. Revutsky. His contemporaries include Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt and Sofia Gubaidulina.

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Albums:

Valentyn Sylvestrov, Chamber Ensemble "New Music in Ukraine". Koffler, Kilar, Lutoslawski, Runchak, Serocki. (10).


Volodymyr Runchak and his chamber ensemble "New Music in Ukraine" do invaluable work they do not let new music keep silent, convey it to an enormous audience. They have carried out over three hundred world and Ukrainian premieres of pieces by modern composers. In particular within exactly this concerto series "New Music in Ukraine".
Domestic price: 201.96UAH, International price: $29.92USD

Valentyn Sylvestrov, Valeriy Matiukhin, Bohdana Pivnenko. Fleeting Melodies. (premium release). /digi-pack/


"...there is a certain analogy with Bach's cycle "The Art of the Fugue"; in Bach's work the didactic idea and its application are primary. I could have called this cycle "The Art of the Melody", but in this name the didactic idea is missing and only the "art" is represented; thus "fleeting melodies" the expanse, in which melodies exist on the boundary between their appearance and disappearance..."
Domestic price: 201.96UAH, International price: $29.92USD

Valentyn Sylvestrov. To Wait for Music: conversational lectures. (book + music DVD-R)


This book is a meeting with the world of music and thought by Valentyn Silvestrov, one of those composers who defined the trends of the world music's development on the verge of the centuries. The publication is accompanied with a DVD-R with audio recordings of the main pieces by the composer.
Domestic price: 148.16UAH, International price: $21.95USD

Valentyn Sylvestrov. Dochekatysya muzyky. Conversational lectures. /book + music DVD-R/. (To Wait for Music)


This book is a meeting with the world of music and thought by Valentyn Silvestrov, one of those composers who defined the trends of the world music's development on the verge of the centuries. Silvestrov tells about the pieces that he had been creating during more than forty years, as well as answers various, sometimes provocative question...
Domestic price: 116.64UAH, International price: $17.28USD

Borys Demenko, Valentyn Sylvestrov. Metaphoric Music. /digi-pack/.


Music of the tenderest spiritual motions, the deepest experiences beyond words, most intimate insights into the beauty of the visible and invisible well, how else could one speak about it?..
Domestic price: 147.96UAH, International price: $21.92USD

Valentyn Sylvestrov, Ivan Marchuk. Over the horizon the horizon... Virtual slide show. (DVD). Premium edition.


This edition is quite unusual. Actually, there are two components: pictures by Ivan Marchuk and music by Valentyn Sylvestrov, the disc offers a continuous slide show accompanied by the music cycle as an uninterrupted loop.
Domestic price: 154.71UAH, International price: $22.92USD

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