Beautiful Music: Borodin

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.

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