Wednesday, March 16th

sounds of Ukraine

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-), Symphony No. 1 (1963-74); National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (Volodymyr Sirenko, cond.), Kyiv (Ukraine), 1998



musical thoughts

Music is still song, even if one cannot literally sing it: it is not a philosophy, not a world-view. It is, above all, a chant, a song the world sings about itself, it is the musical testimony to life.

Valentin Silvestrov


random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.