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Valentin Silvestrov. October 25, 1893 (In memory of P.I. Tchaikovsky)  

October 25, 1893 (old style) was the day Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died. On this memorial day, we are sharing with you a recording of a music piece which sounds particularly touching given the occasion.

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937) has written a cycle titled “October 25, 1893 (In Memory of P.I. Tchaikovsky)”. The cycle consists of three pieces for violin and piano — Prelude (“The Birth of Melody”), Lullaby and Serenade — which fully reflect Silvestrov’s famous words:

“My music is a reflection,
an echo of what doesn’t exist anymore.”

Performers: Vladislav Pesin (violin soloist at musicAeterna) and Inna Moiseeva (piano).

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Vladislav Pesin, Inna Moiseeva