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Valentin Silvestrov

p, *1937 UA
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Валентин Сильвестров

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.

  • Classical
  • Jazz
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Five Pieces For Violin And Piano: I. Elegia (Andante Larghetto) on Takemitsu, Hindemith, Janáček, Silvestrov: Five Pieces by Duo Gazzana
Stille Musik: 3. Augenblicke der Serenade on Bagatellen und Serenaden by Valentin Silvestrov
Three Postludes (1981/82): Postlude No. 3 on Silvestrov: Leggiero, Pesante by Valentin Silvestrov, Anja Lechner, Silke Avenhaus, Maacha Deubner, Simon Fordham & Rosamunde Quartett
Two Dialogues with Postscript: III. Morning Serenade - Edit on Silvestrov: Two Dialogues with Postscript: III. Morning Serenade by Valentin Silvestrov, Hélène Grimaud & Camerata Salzburg
Bagatelle, Op. 1: No. 1, Allegretto on Consolation: Forgotten Treasures of the Ukranian Soul by Natalya Pasichnyk
Naive Music: No. 2. Nocturne on Silvestrov: Piano Music by Valentin Silvestrov & Elisaveta Blumina
Bagatellen: III on Bagatellen und Serenaden by Valentin Silvestrov
4 Postludes for Piano & String Orchestra: No. 1. Larghetto - Andante on Ustvolskaya, Silvestrov & Kancheli: Works for Piano & Orchestra by Elisaveta Blumina, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Thomas Sanderling
4 Postludes for Piano & String Orchestra: No. 3. Larghetto, con moto (poco rubato) on Ustvolskaya, Silvestrov & Kancheli: Works for Piano & Orchestra by Elisaveta Blumina, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Thomas Sanderling
Kitsch-Musik: III. Allegretto on Silvestrov: Piano Music by Valentin Silvestrov & Elisaveta Blumina

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Title Artist Year Type
...Touching The Memory...Valentin Silvestrov, Alexei Lubimov, Musiques Nouvelles, Jean-Paul Dessy2018Album
Hieroglyphen Der NachtValentin Silvestrov - Anja Lechner, Agnès Vesterman2017Album
Moments of Memory IIValentin Silvestrov, Iryna Starodub, Kyiv Virtuosi, Dmitry Yablonsky2017Album
Works For Piano And OrchestraGalina Ustvolskaya / Valentin Silvestrov / Giya Kancheli - Elisaveta Blumina, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Thomas Sanderling2016Album
To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral WorksValentin Silvestrov, Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava2015Album
Spectrums / Symphony no. 2 / Cantata / Meditation / Farewell, O WorldValentin Silvestrov2014Album
Poulenc / Walton / Dallapiccola / Schnittke / SilvestrovDuo Gazzana - Francis Poulenc / Sir William Walton / Luigi Dallapiccola / Alfred Schnittke / Valentin Silvestrov2014Album
Piano WorksValentin Silvestrov - Elisaveta Blumina2013Album
Concertos For Orchestra · Elegie · AbshiedsserenadeIvan Karabits · Valentin Silvestrov – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits2013Album
Sacred SongsValentin Silvestrov - Микола Гобдич, Камерний Хор Київ2012Album
Metaphoric Music Метафорична МузикаValentin Silvestrov2012Album
Five PiecesToru Takemitsu / Paul Hindemith / Leoš Janáček / Valentin Silvestrov – Duo Gazzana2011Album
Sacred WorksValentin Silvestrov - Микола Гобдич / Камерний Хор Київ2009Album
Symphonies 4 & 5Valentin Silvestrov / Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste2009Album
Fleeting MelodiesValentin Silvestrov - Bohdana Pivnenko, Valeriy Matiukhin2008Album
NostalghiaJenny Lin, Valentin Silvestrov2007Album
Symphony No. 6Valentin Silvestrov / Orchester Der Beethovenhalle Bonn, Roman Kofman2007Album
Bagatellen Und SerenadenValentin Silvestrov2007Album
DramaValentin Silvestrov2007Album
Symphony No.6Valentin Silvestrov - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Andrey Boreyko2007Album
Dialogues And DedicationsValentin Silvestrov2006Compil.
MisteriosoValentin Silvestrov / Arvo Pärt / Galina Ustvolskaya - Alexei Lubimov / Alexander Trostiansky / Kyrill Rybakov2006Album
On PhotographyGavin Bryars, Artūrs Maskats, Valentin Silvestrov - Latvian Radio Choir2005Album
Stille LiederValentin Silvestrov2004Album
Requiem For LarissaValentin Silvestrov2004Album
Fractured Surfaces Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970Alexei Lubimov - Arvo Pärt, André Volkonsky, Виталий Годзяцкий, Kuldar Sink, Valentin Silvestrov, Tigran Mansurian, Edison Denisov2003Album
Metamusik / PostludiumValentin Silvestrov2003Album
Leggiero, PesanteValentin Silvestrov2002Album
Leggiero, Pesante / Soul Of ThingsValentin Silvestrov, Tomasz Stańko Quartet2002Single
Three Postludes: III. Postludium / Variation 1Valentin Silvestrov / Tomasz Stańko Quartet2002Single
Silent SongsValentin Silvestrov2001Album
StufenValentin Silvestrov1999Album
VariationsAnton Webern / Galina Ustvolskaya / Valentin Silvestrov / Pierre Boulez - Ingrid Karlen1997Album
CantatasValentin Silvestrov1997Album
Two Pieces From "Kitsch-Music For Piano" • String Quartet No.1 • Symphony No.5Valentin Silvestrov1997Album
Kiev Camerata Vol. 2Kiev Camerata, Virko Baley - Igor Stravinsky, Richard Wagner, Ivan Karabits, Valentin Silvestrov1996Album
Symphony No. 2 ; 'Meditation' Symphony ; SerenadeValentin Silvestrov1996Album
Symphony No. 5 / PostludiumValentin Silvestrov, Alexei Lubimov, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, David Robertson1996Album
Dedication / Post ScriptumValentin Silvestrov - Gidon Kremer1996Album
Symphony No. 5 - Exegi MonumentumValentin Silvestrov1994Album
Monodia - Symphonie No. 4 - PostludiumValentin Silvestrov1994Album
Music For String QuartetValentin Silvestrov - Квартет Iм. М. Лисенка1993Album
Orchestral WorksVyacheslav Artyomov · Virko Baley · Valentin Silvestrov · Charles Ives, Mykola Suk, Yuri Mazurkevich, Elissa Stutz1993Album
Musikalische Spezialitäten 1992.Alexander Glazunov, Valentin Silvestrov, Sofia Gubaidulina / Minguet Quartett1992Album
Симфония № 5Valentin Silvestrov - Симфонический Оркестр Киевской Государственной Консерватории1988Album
Soviet Chamber MusicEdison Denisov / Valentin Silvestrov / Sofia Gubaidulina / Alfred Schnittke1982Album
Детские Пьесы Украинских КомпозиторовЕвгений Ржанов - Віктор Косенко / Valentin Silvestrov / Николай Сильванский1978Album
Фортепианная Музыка Украинских КомпозиторовMykola Suk - Мирослав Скорик / Михаил Степаненко / Виталий Сечкин / Valentin Silvestrov1978Album
Continuum / Mystères / Provisoires AgglomératsLes Percussions De Strasbourg, Kazimierz Serocki / Valentin Silvestrov / Michel Puig1969Compil.
Valentin Silvestrov Symphony No. 5, PostludiumValentin SilvestrovAlbum
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