Why is this composer not top of the pops?main
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
I often wonder when listening to X’s music why he is not one of the most performed living composers. His music is at once mentally challenging and aurally agreeable, beautifully constructed and unexpectedly affecting. He ought to be in every concert season.
Born in Kiev in 1937 and a major catalyst in the 1960s Moscow avant-garde, he was named ‘one of the greatest composers of our time’ by such distinguished colleagues as Alfred Schnittke and Arvo Pärt. Yet as far as western conductors are concerned he might as well be an Mongolian herdsman for all the attention they pay to his output. He’s 83 and still writing. Listen up now….
Read on here.
In The Critic here.
In Spanish here.
In Czech here.
In French here.