That kind of music escapes from all traditional criteria pertaining to analysis and interpretation.
Ustvolskaya herself claimed it: "I urge everyone who loves my music not to analyze it theoretically"from the attached booklet
Galina Ustvolskaya, a pupil of Dmitri Shostakovitch, is one of the most remarkable of living composers. A complete recluse whose music ranks with that of Giacinto Scelsi for sheer uncompromising single-mindedness, she was little-known in the West until the last ten years. Her compositions deliberately inhabit extreme worlds; obsessive beating rhythms, pounding clusters, monotonous repetition, bizarre instrumentation and bleak monody all feature heavily in her music. Her minute output is dominated by a sequence of five increasingly bizarre symphonies and one of six piano sonatas; the piano sonatas, all of which appear on this disc, are essential listening for anyone interested in post-Shostakovitch music, and the later ones rank amongst the finest post-war works for piano.
Galina Borisova was born in April 22, 1941, Moscow, Russia The Russian mezzo-soprano (contralto), Honoured artist of the RSFSR, Galina Borisova, studied singing with her mother, the singer Olga Borisova and with Mrs. Petrova at the Conservatoy of Moscow...