Sunday, October 23, 2005

Ustvolskaya: only partial comparisons

This morning Dutch public television broadcast a documentary on Galina Ustvolskaya, coupled with a performance of her Symphony No. 2, "True and Eternal Bliss", for speaker and ensemble.

This ritualistic music seems unparalleled. But digging around, I came up with these part-comparisons. Still, Ustvolskaya's music remains unique.