Guennady Vavilov (born in 1932) is the great composer being awarded the titles “People's Artist of Karelia”, “Honoured Art Worker of Russia”, professor of the Glazunov State Conservatoire in Petrozavodsk.Those were such distinguished figures as E. O. Messner, E. K. Golubev, O. A. Yevlakhov to have been his preceptors in the Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatoire, which he graduated from in 1966. Since that time Vavilov lives and works in Petrozavodsk.
The Sonata № 7 is incredible both by its construction and imaginative sphere. There are two movements in this canvas. Vavilov introduces fugue (the second movement) to the Sonata cycle thus succeeding to Beethoven's late opuses of this genre. Besides, Liszt's Sonata B minor includes the rather developed extensive fugue. Liszt managed to transform usual sonata cycle of many movements to the indivisible composition. The Russian, among which there were Skriabin, Metner, Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, continued the sonata evolution, searching for new structural elaboration of the cycle.
These are the aims an executant to be achieved in the Seventh Sonata. Beside mere technical problems, piano facture skilful interpretation, there should be ample and exquisite palette of sound-making, so as the feeling of register and polyphony. However, despite all the mentioned obstacles, awaiting the pianist, the Seventh Sonata gives its performer the opportunity of inner world's outburst in this music.