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Leonid Polovinkin (1894-1949)

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« on: May 30, 2019, 04:36:47 pm »

I don't know if you have been listening to the work online. The Northern Flowers cd has a good deal of information about the composer in its booklet notes.

I must say that I find the Symphony No.7 an extremely attractive piece but also very "old-fashioned" and not what one would necessarily expect of a wartime Soviet symphony. It would certainly not have scared Borodin, Tchaikovsky or Glazunov and yet at the same time there seems actually nothing particularly "Russian" about it. Polovinkin was certainly no Prokofiev! Enjoyable on its own terms-which is of course how it should be enjoyed!
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