The Bells of Northern Skies (2017)

Various Artists

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After decades of prohibition in Russia, bell-ringing has followed a unique road to make a comback.
Bell-ringers follow the tradition as no tree can grow without roots. But to encourage the tree to grow up wide sand develop further, bell ringing concerts and festivals are more and more held in this country. 
For several years, the Kizhi open-air museum has organized bell-ringing festivals where on light-weight wooden bell-towers, under wide northern skies, leading Russian bell-ringers demonstrate their art.

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Olesya Rostovskaya

Olesya Rostovskaya was born in 1975. After graduating from The Russian Central Music School (1993 ? 2000), she completed her study at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory with specialization in composition (class of Professor and Head of CMC Composition Dept - Albert Leman) and in 2001 with specialization in organ (class of Professor Oleg Yanchenko). She began to play the thereminvox in 1999. In 2003, she began to play in the Russian bell tradition. In 2006 she began to play the carillon. She graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University in 2008 as carillonneur. In 2009, she graduated from the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen (class of Professor Jo Haazen). Olesya works as a composer for symphony and chamber orchestras, different ensembles, choir, organ, carillon, thereminvox, vocal, music for theater, radio, electro acoustic music, which has been performed in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, West Europe and USA. Olesya is also an active performer with authentic, classical and contemporary repertoire and improvisations. She has recorded a CD “Soul of a Bell: Russian Carillon Music”, she appeared in a series of radio programs, “Don Carillon”, and she presented carillon at different musical conferences and symposiums. Olesya presented Russian carillon guild on the World Carillon Congresses in USA and in Belgium. Olesya’s music has received the following awards: Sacred music contest (1996), First National Young Composers Contest (1999), “New Generation Music” contest (2000), Massalitinov’s National Music Contest (2005), Piano Improvisation Contest (2006), Russian Artiada (2010). She is a member of Russian Composers Union, the Russian Association of Electro-Acoustic Music, the Association of Russian Organ Art and the Russian Carillon Foundation.
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The Bells of Northern Skies (2017)

Various Artists

Producer: O. Rostovskaya
Recording Engineer: A. Pogarskiy

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Bell tower of Kizhi Pogost
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Kirill Gureev
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Arseniy Bykadorov
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Alexey Nesterov
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Nadezhda Bykadorova
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Igor Hurrer
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Chapel of the Veronica's Veil - Olesya Rostovskaya
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Chapel of the Veronica's Veil - Kirill Gureev
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Vladimir Kaychuk
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Andrey Vasilyev & Georgy Vasilyev
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Andrey Ivanov
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Kirill Gureev
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Chapel of Archangel Michael - Arseniy Bykadorov
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Chapel of the Veronica's Veil - Olesya Rostovskaya
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Chapel of the Veronica's Veil - Alexey Nesterov
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Chapel of the Veronica's Veil - Vyacheslav Volkhonskiy & Andrey Ivanov
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Bell tower of Kizhi Pogost
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