A gift of Chopin in the Russian ruins of IrpinNews
The Lithuanian pianist Darius Mažintas went back to Ukraine to perform Chopin Nocturnes in front of the ruins of its House of Culture.
An extraordinarily moving short film.
All the more so when we hear Russians claiming to be a cultural nation, superior to all others. The Russians murdered 300 men, women and children in Irpin and laid waste to its cultural centre.
Here’s Darius’s full recital.
The initiative was sponsored by Canada’s Looking at the Stars Foundation, which brings music to places other organisers seldom reach.