It often happens that when musicians are in their youth, they experience moments giving their soul wings which propel them through their lives. . For us, it was encountering the music of Johannes Brahms. His piano concertos and miniatures inspired and motivated us, young students at the time!
The piece we chose today is a wonderful journey through time in an interpretation by the legendary Soviet pianist Emil Gilels, the artistic model of a great generation of pianists. His great strength, his gift to us, is found not only in the transparency and sound quality of his playing, but in his mastery of Brahms’ timing - the magic you feel exists in the spaces between the notes.
This Ballad – a tender moment of being with the poetry of young Brahms – is a welcome respite for a few minutes from our crazy world.
Olha and Oleksiy Kushnir