Sergei Rachmaninov | All Night Vigil, Op.37; II. Ps.104, “Praise the Lord, O My Soul” (1915)
USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir
Valeri Polyansky, cond.
Irinia Arkhipova, contralto
[William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Pieta]
This is the song of Adam, offered as the gates of Eden close behind him. Even in times of sadness, the beauty of creation continues to unfold.
Alexander Scriabin | Mazurka Op.3 No.4 in E major (1888-90)
Artur Pizarro, piano
[Odilon Redon, Still Life]
Leaving for my third year of university in a few days. My grandfather, who has highly progressed Alzheimer’s, asked me to stay.
I feel like there’s only one pug, and people just keep passing him around and taking pictures of him doing different things.
I think every classical musician understands the importance of 2026
Glinka-Balakirev | A Farewell to St. Petersburg; No.10, “The Lark,” arr. piano solo (1840/64)
Evgeny Kissin, piano
[Ivan Aivazovsky, On the Way to Yalta]