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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