KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ

TIROL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Klangspuren Schwaz
28.08.2017 12:12 Age: 89 days

SAT 09/23

PIANO RECITAL SABINE LIEBNER

8 p.m., Silbersaal im SZentrum, Andreas-Hofer-Str. 10, Schwaz

 

Galina UstvolskayaPiano sonatas Nos. 1-6 (1947-1988)

Piano sonata Nr. 1 (1947)

Piano sonata Nr. 2 (1949)

Piano sonata Nr. 3 (1952)

Piano sonata Nr. 4 (1957)

Piano sonata Nr. 5 (1986)

Piano sonata Nr. 1 (1988)

 

Sabine Liebner piano

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919–2006) and Sofia Gubaidulina, who is twelve years her junior, are Dmitri Shostakovich’s most prominent students. Both asserted artistically great autonomy and independence, Ustvolskaya in Leningrad/St. Petersburg, Gubaidulina in Moscow. Ustvolskaya wrote her six piano sonatas between 1947 and 1988. They span a period of more than 40 years, however with a pause of almost 30 years between the fourth (1957) and fifth sonatas (1986). The first four sonatas were not premiered until the 1960s and 1970s. Although Ustvolskaya’s music was not specifically censured or banned, she was considered a non-conformist, obstinate, and recalcitrant. The sonata cycle reflects her artistic development, whereby the last two sonatas with their almost violent, harsh, and loud expressivity are downright shocking. Performing all six sonatas on one evening without intermission is a huge challenge that the Munich-based pianist Sabine Liebner does not shy away from. She specializes in new music. Her interpretations of the music of the New York School (John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff) and Giacinto Scelsi are considered exemplary. Sabine Liebner has recorded Galina Ustvolskaya’s complete works for piano on CD.