RUSSIAN SALON: 4 SEASONS OF MOTHER RUSSIA

“And the town is frozen solid in a vice, Trees, walls, snow, beneath a glass.”
– Anna Akhmatova

“Nightingales, a sigh, a whisper
In a shady nook
And the lullaby in silver
Of a lazy brook.”
– Afanasy Fet
“Oh summer fair! I would love you
too, except for the heat and dust
and gnats and flies…”

– Alexander Pushkin

Featuring songs by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and the Toronto premiere of Valery Gavrilin’s extraordinary song cycle “Seasons”, as well as Arensky’s Piano Trio in D minor (op. 32).

With:
Igor GEFTER, cello
Joni HENSON, soprano
Inna PERKIS, piano
Mark SKAZINETZKY, violin
Ryan HARPER, tenor
Boris ZARANKIN, piano
Ilana ZARANKIN, soprano

 

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