Georgi Sviridov(1915-98)

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Quote from: Roy Bland on January 24, 2023, 07:56:41 PMOn February 13, 2023, the program "Georgy Sviridov and sacred music of the 20th century" will be performed in the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

Sviridov's tour in Kursk
I don't think that I'll be attending that one!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).


Canticles and Prayers. Outstanding.

I don't often appreciate choral religious music, so have to be in the right frame of mind. Composers like Sviridov, Vasks, Rautavaara, Kilar, and oddly, Penderecki are unusually gifted in my mind.

These Canticles and Prayers always seem to hit the right note.
"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people ... then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbour — such is my idea of happiness"



Kursk is not so far from the state borders of Ukraine. Russia regularly attacks from Kursk, not with Sviridov's opuses, but with bombs and missiles. I hope the response will be not just adequate, but far beyond the fears of the Kremlin führer.