OUT NOW | Daniel Hope and Alexey Botvinov’s “Music For Ukraine”


Violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Alexey Botvinov have not too long ago launched a brand new disc on Deutsche Grammophon in help of the folks of Ukraine. The pair have a robust reference to town of Odessa specifically: Botvinov was born there, and Hope performs commonly within the metropolis.

The EP options works by the Ukrainian composers Valentin Silvestrov, Myroslav Skoryk, and Jan Freidlin. In current months, Silvestrov has develop into synonymous with the musical voice of Ukraine: his quick orchestral work “Prayer for Ukraine” has been carried out all around the world following the Russian invasion of his homeland.

Teldex Studios, Steinway, and Kobalt Media all contributed work to the album freed from cost, and all proceeds from the sale of the album will go straight to charity.

Hope has nominated Aktion Deutschland Hilft as his charity of selection, and neither he nor Botvinov will obtain any income from the album.

“My ideas and prayers are with all of the folks and our mates in Ukraine,” stated violinist Daniel Hope.

“Odessa, a magical place, and its Odessa Classics Competition have develop into an integral a part of my life,” he added. “In lately I used to be as a consequence of be in Kyiv with Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov to work with the composer Valentin Silvestrov. As an alternative, we have now determined to report his music in Berlin, along with different Ukrainian composers as a message of musical solidarity.”

Hope and Botvinov not too long ago carried out a recital in help of Ukraine from Dresden’s Frauenkirche and Berlin’s Gedächtniskirche. You possibly can watch the dwell recording of their efficiency of Skoryk’s “Melody” under.


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