Borys Lyatoshynsky is considered the father of the Ukrainian contemporary compositional school. In his Slavic Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C minor, full of drama and dark tones, we can hear echoes of Rachmaninoff’s post-romantic concertos as well as Ukrainian and Russian folk songs.
Valentyn Sylvestrov — an outstanding composer, but also… a student of Borys Lyatoshynsky. Sylvestrov’s music, filled with reverie and melancholy, after a period of experiments and searching for new sounds in the 1960s, turned towards tonality.
Carpe diem. If Beethoven lived in Odessa
Piano concerto in C minor (Slavic)