Two minutes of brilliance from Ukraine

Two minutes of brilliance from Ukraine

Daily Comfort Zone

norman lebrecht

March 14, 2022

Leif Ove Andsnes plays part of a Bagatelle by Silvestrov.

Listen to it every night before sleep.

Lief Ove says: ‘A part of a Bagatelle by the Ukrainian Valentyn Silvestrov. The 84 years old composer was evacuated from his home in Kyiv a few days ago. Am so shocked and saddened by this nightmare. Love and strength to Ukraine and its people.’



  • John Borstlap says:

    Here are the Bagatelles:

    Apparently works from his youth.

  • John Borstlap says:


    But no, there are many many more, from later-on:

  • John Borstlap says:

    This is much better music:

    Post-apocalyptic meditations.

  • music lover says:

    Leiv Ove Andsnes,a truly great pianist and musician….Far more than some stars too much in love with the limelight…..His Rachmaninoff cycle with Pappano is my benchmark set.