(born 1961) is a wonderful flower in a bunch of talented composers of the
South Ural. She is a graduate of Chelyabinsk Musical College (Yu.Galperin's
class of composition), in 1986 she graduated from St.Petersburg Conservatory
(professor V.Uspensky's class of composition).
Poplyanova, who is gifted by nature with great talent of musician, with a fine
taste, an acute mind, managed to find her own style while working for many years
as a professional composer, to find her econiche. First of all this is
music for children, it is clear-cut, comprehensive, inventive - education of
feelings. Being a wonderful educationalist and composer, Elena Poplyanova
created a whole collection of lessons of creation. At the same time she
is successfully working in chamber and symphonic genres, she feels fine in
theatrical circles. In composition she tands out for an exact selection of
devices and a clear vision of the addressee (which happens not very often). Her
music is bright, theatrical, figurative.
Among her basic compositions are an opera, a symphony, two concerts, sonatas,
orchestral miniatures, music for chamber ensembles, about two hundred of songs
and romances. E.Poplyanova is the author of more than ten musical books
published in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and abroad.
A special place among her compositions takes guitar music (a wide spectrum of
genres). They are Sonata for Solo Guitar; Adagio for Antonio Vivaldi
for flute, guitar and chamber orchestra; three pieces for guitar trio Milonga
– Tango - Rumba; two preludes for flute and guitar; album of young guitar
player for children Melodies of an Old Diligence; book about guitar for
beginning musicians Wind Playing on the Strings. A special success was
Elena Poplyanova's concert for guitar and chamber orchestra, perfomed for the
first time at the International Festival An Hour of Guitar Playing, which
took place in Ekaterinburg. Sonata for guitar was composed in 1986 and was
dedicated to the guitar player and composer from Chelyabinsk Viktor Kozlov.
for guitar is published by
VP Music Media