Galina Ivanovna Ustvolskaya, also Ustwolskaja or Oustvolskaia (Russian: Галина Ивановна Уствольская, born June 17, 1919, Petrograd, now St Petersburg, died December 22, 2006, St Petersburg) is a Russian composer of classical music.
From 1937 to 1939 she studied at the college attached to the Leningrad Conservatory and then, until 1947, at the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory. She subsequently became a postgraduate student and taught composition at the college. Her composition teacher Dmitri Shostakovich, who seldom praised his students, said of her: I am…
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