Herman Galynin: Complete Works for Strings


Catalogue No: TOCC0514
EAN/UPC: 5060113445148
Release Date: 07.08.2020
Composer: Herman Galynin
Artists: Academy of Russian Music, Anastasia Latysheva, Ivan Nikiforchin

The intensity with which the Russian composer Herman Galynin (1922–66) lived his short life is reflected in the extraordinarily high voltage of his music. In spite of a difficult start in life – he was an orphan – his instinctive musicality combined with the impulsiveness of his personality to make him one of the best known of Soviet composers while he was a student. Although mental illness put an early end to his meteoric career, the wild, freewheeling energy of his compositions – as witness these five works for strings – leave little doubt that Galynin would have been one of the major musical voices of the second half of the twentieth century; as it is, what he did achieve is remarkable.

Anastasia Latysheva, violin (Tracks 1,2, 7-10, 11-14)
Academy of Russian Music (Tracks 1-6)
Ivan Nikiforchin, conductor (Tracks 1-6)
Arina Minaeva, violin (Tracks 7-10, 11-14)
Anastasia Bencic, viola (Tracks 7-10)
Kseniia Kharitonova, viola (Tracks 11-14)
Anna Scherbakova, cello (Tracks 7-14)

Includes first recordings


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