Tchaikovsky | Suite “Mozartiana” in G Major
Ustvolskaya | 1. Symphonic Poem
Mozart | Symphony in C Major “Jupiter”
Conductor | Gergely Vajda
Russians always give reason for wonder: what poverty, misery, longing, and still how many brilliant composers, how much spirit, how many colors never heard before! Tchaikovsky commemorated his idol Mozart in many of his compositions: his innermost desire was to compose a gauzy and effortless music the way his grand progenitor composed. Shostakovich’s student, composer Galina Ustvolskaya walked a completely different way. She headed East insted of West: her unique sound, unexpected changes evoke her grand master and the imponderable irrationality of the Russian landscape and the Communist era. A brilliant composer who, after her popularity in the West, is performed more and more in Hungary.