LKMP S511018/ HL 127941
Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv presented the world premiere of Angel‚Äôs Touch in December, 2013. She says of the work; "Angel‚Äôs Touch embodies a child-like mysticism, exploring naivety, hope, and inner peace leading to enlightenment. Deliciously dark motifs are triumphed by happiness in the end. It is quite reflective of the composer‚Äôs own childhood in post-war and Soviet-occupied Ukraine. It is sprinkled with Ukrainian folklore elements from the Carpathian Mountains, also reminding me of my own childhood. As I premiered this work in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, I was overcome with the gravitas attached to this formidable piece of art. It will live on as a testament to human achievement."