Four Poems for Valeska - I

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An Art Song setting of Bravig Imbs's poem "Four Poems for Valeska - I".
This song was composed by Christopher Ludwig, and performed by Baritone Cliff Ridley, pianist Tatiana Khvatova and violinist Alina Khvatova.

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Four Poems for Valeska

(2013, for baritone, violin and piano)
Poem by Bravig Imbs

I

Pines on this plain of lowering night
bend down their branches with the sun in sorrow,
the welling evening wind sweeps under them with moan
and I am washed over by the northern waves.

O lorn immensity of drowned dead stars,
to what port has the sunken sun repaired
and from what mast was this full moon released?

I cannot know but am not discontent--
I know the darkening harbor of your eyes.

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from Medicine Man, released September 18, 2015

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Ludwig Recordings Richmond, British Columbia

Ludwig Recordings is a Record Label specializing in the music of composer Christopher Ludwig and its artists.
Ludwig Recordings has an especially strong focus on Art Song.

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