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Alexandre MOSSOLOV
1900-1973

 

Alexander Vassilievich Mosolov, a perfect product of Russian musical education, entered Moscow Conservatory where he was a student of Glière (harmony and counterpoint), Myaskovsky (composition) and Prokofiev (piano).


During the 1920’s in Russia, the works of Mosolov were frequently performed, e.g. The Foundry, for orchestra, which brought him fame as early as 1927. By 1924, he was already writing works in the style of the Western Avant-Garde and working on tone treatment and intonation.
In 1920, Prokofiev wittily described the innovations of Mosolov’s early works as “yesterday’s modernism”. In the late 20’s and early 30’s, Mosolov was severely criticized by the Russian Association of Proletarian Musicians, which ultimately provoked a change in his aesthetics. His music became melodically and harmonically simpler, and took its inspiration from popular music and folk songs. But in 1936, in spite of being one of the most important representatives of new Russian music, Mosolov was expelled from the Union of Composers.


He continued along this path until his death in 1973.


His Cello Concerto has been arranged by Yuri Kasparov, one of the most brilliant and gifted composers of his generation.   

 


Works available in the catalogue :

Scores :
  Cinq poèmes de Pouchkine (REF:VO4215)
  Concerto pour violon et ensemble instrumental (REF:PO4233)
  Quatre pièces (REF:BP4198)
  Quatre pièces pour hautbois et piano (REF:HP4197)
  Trois pièces et deux danses (REF:PN4070)

Orchestral Material :
  Fonderies d'acier (Les), op. 19
 
 
     
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