Larysa Kuzmenko: In Memoriam to the Victims of Chernobyl

This is day eleven of the A-toZ Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) during the month of April. During this month, I am curating a collection of  “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers (to me at least).  Today’s composer is contemporary composer Larysa Kuzmenko, who was born in 1956.

To find composers for this month’s challenge, I’ve been going to Wikipedia’s list of classical composers, here.  There are thousands and today I realized there are really few female composers.  If anyone wants to offer an explanation, for that please let me know.

Kuzmenko is a Canadian born composer who resides in Toronto, where she teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Music.  If anyone has any other information about her, please let me know.

I find this piece riveting.


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Writer and Education Professional. Specialties include Ethics, Personal Memoir, Classical music, Tai Chi, Stress Reduction, Meditation, Coping, Classical Music, Aging, Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity (& what interests me.)

One Response to Larysa Kuzmenko: In Memoriam to the Victims of Chernobyl

  1. kvennarad says:

    You’re right, it is a fascinating composition. I’m hearing a few snatches of folk tune, and some syncopated passages that remind me of Gershwin (!)…


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