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Postlude III for cello and piano (2000)

by Valentin Silvestrov



Silvestrov thinks that a coda is more than something which brings a work to an end. It is one of the most important parts of a composition, or at least just as important as the other sections. His cantatas and symphonies all have lengthy codas, and so do his songs, in which the postludes sometimes seem to take on a life of their own. These lingering “postludes” subsequently evolved to form a new genre. The third Postlude for violoncello and piano (1982) is an elegiac miniature, which is similar to the “postludes” of Silvestrov’s songs.(Tatiana Frumkis)


released May 31, 2022
Cello - Ivan Monighetti
Piano - Yuri Polubelov
Recorded in Moscow, 15-Feb 2000

24 bit / 192 kHz
Analog tape transfer & cover photo - Yar Godyna


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Valentin Silvestrov Kyiv, Ukraine

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