Art and Faith

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Vykhazhu Odin Ya Na Dorogu. sung by Dmitri Khvorostovsky

I Walk Alone Down the Road is an old Russian romants sung by Dmitri Khvorostovsky with the St Petersburg Chamber Choir. It is one of those classic old “weepies” that we Russians love so much, full of soulful heartache and longing. I think that the art of Ilya Repin is a perfect match for this music.

Ave Maria. Pietro Mascagni (arranged by Robert Sadin). sung by Plácido Domingo and Sissel

Robert Sadin arranged the Interlude from Pietro Mascagni’s beloved opera Cavalleria Rusticana for vocal duet and orchestra using a familiar Roman Catholic prayer. The singers are Plácido Domingo and Sissel, and the visual backdrop is a montage of photos illustrating the many facets of Orthodox life, the joy and the sadness, the rejoicing and the mourning. Joy without pain is giddy and flighty; pain without joy is despondent and hopeless.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us

Yuri Macyk. Autumn Still Life. 2007

Filed under: contemporary,fine art,fruit and vegetables,Russian,still life — 01varvara @ 00.00

Autumn Still Life (Yuri Macyk, 2007)

Yuri Macyk. A Walk. 2007

Filed under: contemporary,fine art,human study,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Walk (Yuri Macyk, 2007)

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