Exploring Music Playlist: Music of Ukraine
Exploring Music Playlist: Music of Ukraine

April 15th, 2024

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Bill has been thinking a lot about Ukraine lately, so he created this new week exploring its music and storied history. We will hear works that evoke Ukraine’s folktales and its landscape by Mykola Kolessa. Bill’s friend, pianist Lydia Artymiw, helped him collect more Ukrainian music, and he listened to her stories of her father’s homeland. She’ll share her recording of piano works by Vasyl Barvinsky, plus other solo piano pieces. Bill will end the week with Shostakovich’s Symphony No.13, ‘Babi Yar’ and Anthony Hopkins reading the Ukrainian poem by Yevtushenko that inspired its first movement. Join us this week for beautiful Ukrainian music!