Nikolaï Obouhov / Boris Filanovsky / Valery Voronov / Galina Ustvolskaya Istztuplenie (Extase), d’après Le Livre de vie...


Nikolaï Obouhov (1892-1954), a figure from a hidden past and heir to Alexander Scriabin, took musical expression to extremes, developing a system of notation and his own twelve-tone technique ten years before Schoenberg. Le Livre de vie is his massive and incomplete masterpiece.
Galina Ustvolskaya, discreet in her religious references, was not targeted by the régime, even though her music was radical. She became both model and inspiration for the post-Soviet avant-garde, for figures such as Boris Filanovsky and Valery Voronov.