Reger Variations and Fugue on Mozart's theme op.132

This week, Music Mondays #4, Irina Silivanova and Maxim Puryzhinskiy send us their love from Moscow. We share the same concerns, anxieties, hopes and impatience they do. What separates us are large bodies of water. What unites us is our humanity and our music. 

With that in mind, I would like to share with you a part of what Stephanie Ho from Duo Stephanie & Saar (whom we featured in our first Music Mondays) wrote yesterday. 
"The last five weeks living in New York City has been a daily Herculean overcoming of anxiety and fear. There is one strange silver-lining for my nerdy classical music friends. ... Nature, its immense healing powers and sheer zestful exuberance. Happy 250th, Beethoven. Our world has gone silent, but we turn to you for support."

We at the Dranoff are working diligently toward our way forward. We have plans in place while we negotiate this out-of-the-box reality when really, there is no box.  What we do know, though, is that while the “world has gone silent” we turn to each other. And to Tchaikovsky, and to Reger and to the wonderful artists who bring us their gifts. Thank you, Irina and Maxim, for the two gorgeous performances you selected for us.


Gabriele Fiorentino
The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation

Personal messages from Irina and Maxim who are, of course, ensconced in their own places.

And Maxim's children Alexander and Elizabet.

The link to their website

Tchaikovsky "Francesca da Rimini", arr. for two pianos by Arthur Ancelle
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