Art and Faith

Friday, 30 November 2007

Rodina Slyshit (The Motherland Hears). Dmitri Khvorostovsky

Rodina Slyshit was a popular song of the Soviet period (it dates from 1961, from the time of the space flight of Yuri Gagarin). This recording has an interesting wrinkle to it. It starts off with a home recording of Dmitri Khvorostovsky as a boy singing this song accompanied by his father Aleksandr on the piano. Then, it segues into a contemporary recording of Mr Khvorostovsky with full orchestra. The song has a backdrop of “mood landscape” paintings by Pavel Osinyn.



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