Tone Poem Tuesday

It’s a tone poem by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, a Russian composer whose music has fallen into unfortunate and unfair obscurity over the years since his life. This tone poem is notable for featuring a soprano voice in addition to the orchestra, and it’s a rich tone painting of…something. In all honesty, I have found scant information about this piece so far. I actually sometimes like it when that happens because it means I can attend on the music alone, without any preconceived notions of what it is about or what it means….


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