Russian composer Victoria Borisova-Ollas (b. 1969) studied at Moscow’s Central School of Music and Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, after which she continued composition studies in Sweden at Malmö Music College and at the Royal College of Music, London. Based in Stolkhom since 1993, Borisova-Ollas has been the recipient of multiple awards, beginning in 1998 with second prize in the British Masterprize International Competition. She is renowned as a masterful orchestrator and her works are regularly performed by major orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic, which commissioned the work from which this collection takes its name.

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Angelus(2008) was written to commemorate the 850th anniversary of the City of Munich and is inspired by the sonic landscape...

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