Herman Galynin: Complete Works for Strings

Catalogue No: TOCC0514
EAN/UPC: 5060113445148
Release Date: 2020-08-07
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

1 review for Herman Galynin: Complete Works for Strings

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    ‘Much of the success of this disc rests with the excellent performers, with Anastasia Latysheva taking solo violin honours as well as alternating first and second violin in the Quartets. Her colleagues are equally praiseworthy. Yuri Abdokov’s booklet essay is memorably good – why can’t other labels emulate Toccata’s level of scholarship and care? […] [Galynin’s music] is, to me, both humbling and elevating to hear how much he gave to his music, notwithstanding the circumstances of his life. Many other composers have written far less of value in far greater a period of time than Galynin, who died at forty-four.’

    —Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

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