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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) was 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. Shesubsequently became a postgraduate student and taught composition at the college. Her
composition teacher Dmitri Shostakovich, who seldom praised hisstudents, said of her: I am convinced that the music of G. I.
Ustvolskaya will achieve worldwide renown, to be valued by all who perceive truth in music to beof paramount importance.
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