As a music journalist and music I have been asked to write a music review on music I have limited knowledge of. This next review has been a challenge to my musical knowledge, the album is called Shostakovich Bolens Rachmaninoff. the interpretation by singer Larissa Rosanoff, and the album is a masterful collection of epic proportions and Larissa is outstanding with her interpretation of “Song of Ophelia” as the whole album left me in an emotional trance like state of amazement. Larissa’s voice is purely magical and haunting and beautiful. As I listened I heard a sound that was unmatched in any music that I am immediately familiar with, but the music moved me into an element of mystique and wonder and amazement, where I had to hear more. The music is already a magical experience and with Larissa and her beautiful vocals add to the excitement and pure delight of the piece that was being presented to me through my speakers. Larissa and her interpretation was unreal and brought my musical ears to an balcony spot in the opera house and felt like a live experience that was real and present, the music and Larissa brought me the feelings of the physically being a part of this beautiful and most enjoyable experience of my life. I realize in my life I may never be at an opera house, and to have the feelings that Larissa brought to me sent me into utter amazement and a feeling of sootheness. As the album moves forward the music just flowed through me like a light breeze and united all my emotional feelings that led into a real sense of physical feelings throughout. Larissa and her magical and optimum performance is one that everyone needs to experience, I am the first to shake my head in awe and wonder and amazement that this beautiful music was being presented to my ears and have so many abilities to touch you, so emotionally. Throughout this ultimate experience I felt that my extra sensors were going off and took me to a place, where as a music reviewer has never been, however this place was a purely pleasant and superb and magical. As the music continued to flood my ears and saturate my emotions. Larissa and her tremendous vocals continued that soothness and state of an almost euphoric feeling throughout. I always been wishing to learn more about classical music and opera and here I am now listening to one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, along side of the beautiful arrangements and superb vocal range of Miss. Larissa Rosanoff, and her superb interpretation of this wonderful sounds arriving through my speakers and filling my musical pallet full of goodness and splendor. As this wonderful album played out I can’t tell you a definition of the movements and the actual piece, since most are above my experience and musical knowledge, however to this experience this beautiful and out from the heavens music is a truly wonderful experience and Larissa Rosanoff is brought me through one of my life’s most memorable and most enjoyable times of my life. I as a music reviewer will continue to learn more about opera and classical music along my journey , however my heart and mind will always be imprinted with the fingerprints and most beautiful vocals and musicality and magical vocals of a supremely talented and beautiful opera singer named Larissa Rosanoff. I thank Larissa for allowing me to experience her beautiful and out of this world music that I would not have experienced in life, and I thank her for her tremendous gifts of song and musical interpretation as well as my eternal respect for her and all her beautiful gifts she has to offer the world of music. Thank you Larissa for your gift of friendship and knowing your music has touched my life and will always remain in my memory and part of our beautiful journey, that we call life.
Steven F. Adams
Music Reviewer Promoter Publicist Owner SoundWaveOne Bakersfield California
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