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Indeed, Pavlova seems to have
wanted to write a symphony
( # 3 ) that could speak to a wide
range of listeners, even those who
don't often listen to
classical music.
If that is the case, then she has
succeeded, and without condescension or tastelessness. This music…
an undeniable balm for tired
minds and bruised ears.
Raymond Tuttle
Classical reviews on
… this is music that is filmic in
nature ( Symphony # 3 ); it could
easily be adapted as the score for a
Hollywood movie.
To call it Tonal and Romantic, as
the insert note does, is an
Alla Pavlova was born on July 13, 1952, in Ukraine. As a girl she
lived in Vinnitsa city, then moved with her Russian-born parents
to Moscow in 1961. In 1975 she received her Bachelor’s Degree at
the Ippolitov–Ivanov Music Institute. In 1983 she received her
Master’s Degree at the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow.
From 1983 to 1986 she lived in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, where
she worked for the Union of Bulgarian composers and the
Bulgarian National Opera. From 1986 to 1989 she was in
Moscow, working for the Russian Musical Society Board. During
that period her articles, now numbering over a hundred,
appeared in Russian and Bulgarian publications. Since 1990 Alla
has lived in New York and is a member of New York Women
Composers, Inc.
Alla Pavlova has written a number of compositions for orchestra,
including eight symphonies and the ballet SULAMITH (20032005), based on the 1908 story by the famous Russian writer
Alexandre Kuprin about the love of King Solomon for Sulamith, a
servant from his vineyard. She is also the composer of numerous
instrumental and vocal works that have been performed in the
United States, Europe, Canada, Japan, India and Australia.
Her works combine classical, romantic and contemporary styles,
and sometimes include elements from gospel and popular
If some Hollywood producers is
reading this, grab her quick.
Anyone who can write music
like this deserves to be on the
silver screen
Jerry Dubins
Fanfare Magazine
a Pavlova
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Symphony No. 6 / Thumbelina Suite
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Moscow. Patrick Baton, conductor.
Mikhail Shestakov violin. 8.579003
Sonic Rebellion
Composers: John Adams, Philip Glass, Henryk Gorecki, George Antheil,
John Cage, Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, Steve Reich, Einojuhani Rautavara,
Olivier Messiaen, Alla Pavlova (Track 11. Sulamith Suite. Introduction),
Krzysztof Penderecki. 8.572090
Strings (Eternal)
Music by Barber, Glass, Pavlova, Suk, Dvořák, Gorecki, Prokofiev,
Tchaikovsky, Part, Grieg 8.578027
a Pavlova
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Symphony No. 5 and Elegy for Piano and String Orchestra
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio. Vladimir Ziva,
conductor. Andrei Korobeinikov piano (2007)
NAXOS: “21st Century Classics” 8.570369
“This spellbinding symphony will hold your attention from its
very first to last note.”
Bob McQuiston, Classical Lost and Found ( )
Monologue for Violin and String Orchestra; The Old New York
Nostalgia (Suite); Sulamith (Ballet Suite)
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Rossen Milanov, conductor. Yaroslav
Krasnikov violin (2006)
NAXOS: “21st Century Classics” 8.557674
“This latest edition you simply cannot fail to enjoy.”
David’s Review Corner (
Symphonies No. 2 and No. 4
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio. Vladimir
Fedoseyev, conductor. Yaroslav Krasnikov, violin. Georgy Khachikyan
organ (2005)
NAXOS: “21st Century Classics” 8.557566
“If you like symphonic film music, you should hasten to buy this.
I enjoyed it, and the sound quality is fine.”
David’s Review Corner (
a Pavlova
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Symphonies No. 1 and No. 3
Russian Philharmonia Orchestra. Konstantin Krimets (Symphony No. 1),
conductor. Alexander Vedernikov (Symphony No. 3) conductor (2003)
NAXOS: “21st Century Classics” 8.557157
“I found myself listening again and again (Symphony No. 1) to
see if I could crack the mystery of the piece, always in vain but
always drawn back by the lyrical beauty of its melodic and
contrapuntal line. The Symphony demonstrates beyond doubt a
rare compositional talent.”
Matthew Shorter, BBC
“This CD presents some of the most interesting contemporary
Russian music I have heard in some time.”
John Sunier, Audiophile Audition
“This music … an undeniable balm for tired minds and
bruised ears …”
Raymond Tuttle, Classical Reviews (
Symphony No. 2, “The Old New York Nostalgia” (Suite), Elegy
for Piano and String Orchestra
International Symphony Orchestra “Globalis,” Konstantin Krimets.
Yaroslav Krasnikov, solo violin. Peter Izotov piano
Albany Records, TROY397, (2000)
Piano, Vocal, and Instrumental Music (1996)
National Public Radio said about this CD:
“… in Pavlova's music you find a special quality of [the] Russian
way of thinking. Let’s say, it comes from the way of thinking
found in Chekhov, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff.”