Monday, 21 March 2022

Silvestrov

 Talking of great Ukrainians, here is some touching and rather wonderful footage of the composer Valentin Silvestrov playing the piano at home, first warming up with a little Bach (the first Prelude of the Well-Tempered Clavier), then playing one of Schumann's Bunte Bl√§tter... 

Silvestrov, now 84, lives in Kyiv. Here is his beautiful and all too timely choral piece, Prayer for Ukraine...



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