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Mosoloov page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Grand Piano has gained a reputation for producing high quality recordings of rare keyboard gems. I must test my works against the masses; if I come to grief, I’ll know where I must go.
The Iron Foundry Zavod Op When he was five, his father died, but his widowed mother, a professional singer who worked at the Bolshoi Theatre untilwas left comfortably well off. Petersburg in Februarywith Mosolov himself as soloist. Instead of tone rows, Mosolov uses thickly-clustered, heavily chromatic chords to make his point.
The family moved to Moscow in For many years after none of his music was publicly performed and in he wrote personally to Stalin asking either for a chance alexandr be heard, or to be allowed to work abroad. Mosolov answered these charges with the ballet, Stal Steelfirst given in December Zavod – Iron Foundry Composer.
Instead, he developed a keen interest in the folk music of the Soviet Central Asian republics of Turkmenistan and Kyrgystan. As the first composer of a symphonic suite on a Turkmen folk alexanver, Mosolov adopted the use of folk music before it was mandated under Socialist realism.
Jazz Latin New Age. In he had first travelled to Central Asia, and his explorations of folk music in these regions were to prove his personal, if not musical, salvation.
Cello Concerto mosoolov E minor, Op During the October Revolution he volunteered to serve in the Red Army, but in he was medically discharged, suffering from what we would now call post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Folk music also saw use by Mosolov. He was born in Kiev in but brought up in Moscow in a cultured middle-class artistic family: Now, this has become insufferable. Futurism and noise music. Although Mosolov was forced to abandon this idiom with the rise of Stalin, his futurist compositions garnered a lot of attention, had a definite impact on composers such as Shostakovichand speak effectively to later trends — in this sense they were truly “futuristic.
Later conflicts with Soviet authorities led to his expulsion from the Composers’ Union in and imprisonment in the Gulag in Alexander Mosolov could stand for a whole generation of Russian experimental artists whose ideals were thwarted by historical forces. Mosolov’s most remarkable surviving composition, Piano Concerto No.
Died July 12, in Moscow, Russia. A Tractor column arrives at the village  Composer. She cultivated a cosmopolitan outlook, and the young Alexander was brought up speaking French and Alexaneer in addition to Russian.
List of compositions by Alexander Mosolov
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 Composer. Last Played on BBC. Fortunately, as Mosolov’s value as alexandder composer is better understood, once suppressed manuscripts of his work are coming to light. He consequently simplified his style, making it more readily accessible, and he abandoned potentially awkward proletarian subject matter.
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Mosolov welcomed the Bolshevik Revolution and between and served in the Red Cavalry on the Polish and Ukrainian mosokov. While the piece is dissonant in the extreme, Mosolov coordinates the mechanistic rhythms into specific orchestral groups that work together like cogs in a well-oiled machine.
In andMosolov was commissioned by the Bolshoi Theater to compose a futurist imagination of what Moscow would be like in for a speculative ballet called The Four Moscows.
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Radio 3 in Concert. Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Johannes Kalitzke conductor. His Second Piano Concerto combines these folk elements with a mild remainder of earlier stylistic gestures. Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly.
Later conflicts with Soviet authorities led to his expulsion from the Composers’ Union in and imprisonment in the Gulag in Mosolov became a victim of the ideological battle between the radical Association for Contemporary Music, of which he was an enthusiastic member, and the more conservative Russian Association for Proletarian Musicians.