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ALEXANDER MOSOLOV (). COMPLETE WORKS FOR SOLO PIANO. OLGA ANDRYUSHCHENKO, piano. Catalogue number: GP Recording. in the Work of Composer Alexander Mosolov Zorya Fine Art, http://www. yazik.info (ac. V Lento, rubato. Alexander Mosolov (). 7. Two Nocturnes Op. 15 ( ). I. Elegiaco, poco stentato. II. Adagio. 8. Two Dances Op. 23b ().
20th-century male musicians
Mosolov's father, Vasiliy Alexandrovich, died a year later when Mosolov was five years old. After his father's death, Mosolov's mother married a successful painter and teacher, Mikhail Leblan.
Mosolov attended high school until , and in worked in the office of the People's Commissioner for State Control. Through this, he personally delivered mail to Vladimir Lenin three times, which had a profound impact on the young Mosolov.
He received the Order of the Red Banner on two occasions. Despite forays into composition, Mosolov's primary emphasis at this time was with performance, as he was an accomplished pianist.
In and , Mosolov was commissioned by the Bolshoi Theater to compose a futurist imagination of what Moscow would be like in for a speculative ballet called The Four Moscows.
Leonid Polovinkin, Anatoly Alexandrov , and Dmitri Shostakovich were also involved, each to compose Moscow in , , and respectively, but nothing ever came of the project. Mosolov became the first composer to create a symphonic suite on a Turkmen folk song. Rather than simply set the melodies in an orchestral setting, Mosolov used dense textures and polytonality that disregarded the style of socialist realism.
Now, this has become insufferable. I must compose, and my works must be performed! I must test my works against the masses; if I come to grief, I'll know where I must go. His attempts were unsuccessful, and he was arrested on November 4, for alleged counter-revolutionary activities under Article 58 , Paragraph 10 of the Soviet criminal code and sentenced to eight years in the Gulag.
On July 15, , Mosolov's sentence was commuted to a five-year exile—he could not live in Moscow, Leningrad , or Kiev until However, the compositions of Mosolov's later life were so uncharacteristic of his earlier style that one scholar noted that it was "impossible to discern the former avant-gardist in the works written from the late thirties onward".
In an early piece, "Four Songs," Op. Widespread use of ostinato became the defining signature of Mosolov's music:  Iron Foundry is built of many ostinati working in tandem to create the sound of a factory, it is used in the Second and Fifth Piano Sonatas, etc.
Dissonance "in the extreme"  and chromaticism are also Mosolov's signatures, though he stops short of the structured twelve-tone technique of Schoenberg.
Mosolov welcomed the Bolshevik Revolution and between and served in the Red Cavalry on the Polish and Ukrainian fronts. An accomplished pianist, his five piano sonatas —6 put him at the forefront of revolutionary modernism. Other notable works from this period include his Piano Concerto No. Most famous internationally was his orchestra piece The Foundry Many other pieces composed in this period were lost when a suitcase full of his scores was stolen.
Mosolov became a victim of the ideological battle between the radical Association for Contemporary Music, of which he was an enthusiastic member, and the more conservative Russian Association for Proletarian Musicians. For many years after none of his music was publicly performed and in he wrote personally to Stalin asking either for a chance to be heard, or to be allowed to work abroad.
He received no answer, and his career continued to go downhill. After an appeal by his former teachers he was released a year later, his sentence commuted to a five-year exile from Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev.
In he had first travelled to Central Asia, and his explorations of folk music in these regions were to prove his personal, if not musical, salvation. He made several further journeys to the Asiatic Republics of the USSR collecting folk music and making use of it in an approved, safe style and on subjects that could not be criticised.Michael Robinson trans.
Alexander Mosolov could stand for a whole generation of Russian experimental artists whose ideals were thwarted by historical forces. His interest in this realm would prove convenient, as Mosolov was already under scrutiny by the Soviet government, which regarded his music as of no use to the proletariat and too closely tied to Western modernism.
The style of Petrine Baroque , developed by Trezzini and other architects and exemplified by such buildings as the Menshikov Palace , Kunstkamera and Paul Cathedral, Twelve Collegia , became prominent in the city architecture of the early 18th century. After an appeal by his former teachers he was released a year later, his sentence commuted to a five-year exile from Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev.
As the first composer of a symphonic suite on a Turkmen folk song, Mosolov adopted the use of folk music before it was mandated under Socialist realism. Eduard Abramian wrote songs on the poetry of Armenian poets Hovhannes Tumanyan and Avetik Isahakian which are now part of the standard repertoire.
Sources Brooke, Caroline However, the compositions of Mosolov's later life were so uncharacteristic of his earlier style that one scholar noted that it was "impossible to discern the former avant-gardist in the works written from the late thirties onward".
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