A native of Belarus (b.1976), Accordionist Alexander Sevastian is the four-time first prize winner of international accordion competitions including the prestigious Coupe Mondiale in 2007 in Washington, [...]
They spoke about it
A season that unfolds, the moment when the day turns dark or the rain forms shapes on the window – such are the ranges of emotions drawn from music for a complete sensory experience.
In turn radiant or intimate, welcoming or nostalgic, fall is transformed depending on the whim of storms. Flamboyant colors burn our retinas for an instant and the next day grayness surrounds us in a cocoon making us turn inward to draw buried memories from inside ourselves and prolong them thanks to the beauty of certain musical works. The assumed nostalgia of Chopin, Ravel and Glazunov, the latent sadness of Hahn and Duparc, Saint-Saëns’ staggered humor, Beethoven’s power and Piazzolla’s exacerbation of the senses become the different facets of this season with its multiple tones.
© Lucie Renaud
Translation: Annie P. Prothin