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, [...]
Atmosphere: Winter (exclusive download album)
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.
The sun stretches lazily behind the snowy-grey curtain, bare trees display their scars, snowflakes gently fall, a light wind blows and our steps tread lightly on the ground. Winter makes us slow down and look at daily life differently. It’s not surprising, then, that folk songs are inspired by it and that composers devote some of their most intimate works to it, from Schubert’s Winterreise to the bewitching prelude Des pas sur la neige by Debussy, from the delicate Un ange passe by Alain Lefèvre to the languorous passion of Piazzolla’s Buenos Aires. Stop time and let yourself be carried away.
© Lucie Renaud
Translation: Annie P. Prothin