From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
You knew that the author of Doctor Zhivago was a composer, right?
You didn’t. Well sit back; this might take a while. One of the most iconic portraits of the mystical Russian musician Alexander Scriabin was painted by the distinguished artist, Leonid Pasternak. The sitter so impressed the artist’s 14 year-old son that Boris Pasternak promptly decided to become a composer…
If you have even the slightest interest in Russian civilisation, you will need to experience this music without delay.