Vladimir Martynov – Autumn Ball of the Elves, for string orchestra; now with ballet by the Pacific Northwest Ballet!
Vladimir Martynov’s Autumn Ball of the Elves, for string orchestra, represents a Russian mix of minimalism and post-romanticism that can also be heard in the music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Both composers abandoned academic compositional styles following religious conversions and developed individual voices influenced by personal interests and convictions. In Autumn Ball of the Elves, Martynov applies a theme and variations structure to a minimalist palette.
(Program note by Doug Fullington.)
Vladimir Martynov at Donemus