Nearly twenty years have passed since Hélène Grimaud first encountered Valentin Silvestrov’s Silent Songs, and now she’s found the perfect partner to perform them with: the sensational German-Romanian baritone Konstantin Krimmel. Recorded live in the Turbine Hall at Lake Stienitz, just outside Berlin, in the summer of 2022, their album pays homage to Ukraine’s greatest living composer. Released on 3 March, it’s available for pre-order now.
Listen to the first pre-release track ‘Silent Songs (5 Songs) – No. 1, Song Can Heal the Ailing Spirit’ via the streaming tab above.