Art and Faith

Monday, 5 April 2010

Video: С Воскресением Христовым

Христос воскресе!

Воистинну воскесе!

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Video: Богородица Дево, радуйся (O Virgin Birthgiver, Rejoice)

A short (1:21) video of one of the most well-known texts in Christianity:

O Virgin Birthgiver, rejoice!

Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

For thou hast borne the Saviour of our souls!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Highlights

Filed under: 19th century,art music,Christmas,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

Since Tchaikovsky’s ballet Caisse-Noisette (The Nutcracker) is so associated with Christmas, here are some excerpts from it performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro John Lanchberry.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Russian Folk Song. Выйду ночью в поле с конём. I Shall Leave for the Field Tonight on My Horse. Peresvet Male Chamber Chorus

Filed under: 19th century,art music,choral,Cossack,folk music,Russian,vocal — 01varvara @ 00.00

A beautiful folk song sung by the Peresvet Male Chamber Chorus. The first 35 seconds feature the soloist singing alone, unaccompanied, then the chorus gradually breaks into full harmony. This video is of a live performance in April 2008 in Podolsk, the soloist is Vladislav Kosaryov. Get a load of those LOW Russian basses! Dreamy…

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