Art and Faith

Friday, 4 January 2008

Moscow Churches

Filed under: choral,contemporary,Orthodox,Pop music,religious,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

“It is very small part of all Moscow churches”. 🙂 A Serbian cyber-friend sent the link to this video.

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Brushstrokes from Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. music by Mendelssohn

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The art of the Russian impressionist Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin combines with the harpist Yolanda Kondonassis playing Meditation from Lieder ohne Worte op 67 nr 1 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Petrov-Vodkin’s evocations of motherhood are particularly striking.

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Dede’s Home in Veliki Ustyug is Ready for Christmas!

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Well… it looks as though Dede’s hometown is ready for the feast! Are you? I am still running about like a demented woman getting the last-minute things done. Do we ever learn? Bill… I heard that… I shall be a Christian and forgive… besides, you are closer to the jug than I am… 😀

After Christmas, it shall be back to the ordinary format. The artist of the week is going to be Valery Fedotov.

Its Orthodox trivia time! Did you know that the Orthodox Christmas season runs from 7 January to 15 February (the Feast of the Presentation in the Temple)? It is our custom to sing Christmas music during this time in the liturgy. In the midst of it all is Epiphany on 19 January. Can you believe that we certifiable Russians jump into the river in holes chopped into the ice at this time? I shall post a picture or two at the proper time… Oh… the folks that Americans call “polar bears”, we Russians call “walruses”. Do have your warm wrap and full flask ready…

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