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Nikolay Khozyainov Petals of Peace

Nowadays all we hear people talk about is war, so it is not surprising that according to the United Nations there are 25 nations at war around the world now.

That is why I composed a piece specifically for this concert and gave its world premiere at the United Nations. I called my work the “Petals of Peace” (Pétales de la Paix).

Peace is like a mirage, like a beautiful vision; we can sometimes see it, we can even touch it sometimes. Yet it is what we all strive for and what we want more than anything.

This piece is another world, a world where the beauty reigns, where we are all together as one.

It is a dream that we want to go on forever...


Nikolay Khozyainov Improvisation on the Japanese Folk Song "Sakura Sakura"

Nikolay Khozyainov wrote the improvisation a piano piece based on the Japanese folk song “Sakura Sakura”. The mysterious lightness, darkness, beauty, and fragility of the cherry blossoms are beautifully fused with Khozyainov’s imagination.

Preface by Nikolay Khozyainov
The piece you are holding in your hands is my improvisation on the famous Japanese folk song called “Sakura Sakura” (“Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossoms”). Ever since I began visiting Japan, I had always dreamt of seeing the cherry blossoms, whose flowers have become legendary. Even just the aesthetic pleasure of contemplating this wonder excited me and made me look forward to the day I would see them..


G. Puccini - N. Khozyainov Madama Butterfly
Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)

Preface by Nikolay Khozyainov
I am presenting you with my transcription of the “Humming Chorus” from Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly”, one of the most touching, fragilely beautiful works ever written.
This Chorus comes at a moment of quiet happiness, of expectation; our hearts are full of light and hope. Butterfly and Suzuki have just seen the ship of Pinkerton, they have just been preparing the room for his arrival.
The place is full of poignant love. Butterfly can hardly control herself as she is so overwhelmed with emotions. The night has been growing darker and darker, but Butterfly keeps waiting for her beloved like she has been doing for the last 3 years. She is not sleeping; she doesn’t want to miss the...

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