On this week’s edition of “Sunday Night at the Opera”, Alexa will feature Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s “The Bells of Dawn”. In her words:
“The great Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born on October 16, 1962, and passed away almost a year ago after a valiant struggle with brain cancer. Every time his name comes up, somebody sighs and says, ‘oh I miss him …’, so I thought I would play you one of my favourite recordings of his, ‘The Bells of Dawn’, a magical collection of Russian folk songs and sacred music, where he joins the Grand Choir and conductor Lev Kontorovich.”
(It is true what she says; I also sigh that such a great singer at the height of his powers was taken from us ….)
Sunday Night at the Opera airs at 9 PM on The New Classical FM.