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People still sigh over Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and with good reason. Alexa Petrenko explains.

People still sigh over Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and with good reason. Alexa Petrenko explains. featured image

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.

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