Ave Maria by Schubert is one of the “old warhorses” of the repertoire. Therefore, one has to do something DIFFERENT with it. This performance is backed by icons of the Mother of God of a specific pattern, “of Vladimir”. This is a variant of the umileniye (“of Tenderness”) type, it is very popular in Russia. The first image is the classic prototype of them all, the one painted by St Andrei Rublyov the Iconographer.