Not much posting recently, sorry. Busy trying to learn enough WordPress to do a site for real. (And not as easy as it looks!) Also, sort of bingeing on Borodin after the Met’s Prince Igor b’cast a couple of weeks ago. What an opulent score!
Here’s another bit of Borodin to share: Dmitri Hvorostovsky singing “For the shores of your far homeland” in recital.
The text is Pushkin,
For the shores of your far homeland You left this strange land; Within this unforgettable hour, this hour of sadness, I wept lingeringly before you.....
Nothing matches hearing him in person, but this gives a sense of his extraordinary sound and presence.