Today I heard the sad news about the death of Dmitri Hvorostovski, one of the best operatic baritone of all times, not only in my humble opinion.
I have many good friends who ask me about the enigma of a "russian soul". I had never been able to explain well this phenomenon with words, so I use other medias as an example, instead of words. Music works perfect, you don't need to say anything at all, minutes of listening can save hours of passionate explanations and discussions. Especially if it's a famous Russian folk song:
So today I will be brief. Just music and incredible voice of Dmitri Hvorostovsky in honor of a great russian soul and an outstanding man. This is not opera, but every person of my age and older knows that songs very well. Let's enjoy together:
And a bit of opera at the end. Aria of Prince Igor
More information and great music from Dmitri on his webpage Dmitri Hvorostovsky