Helena Basilova

Songs from the Forest

Helena Basilova presents a musical ode to the life and work of her father, as a follow-up to her ‘Letter in a Bottle’ about his forgotten compositions. Pianist and composer Alexander Basilov (1946-2007) was a student of Alfred Schnittke. Helena places her father’s music within the context of works by other Russian composers and includes images of the Russian forest where she spent her childhood summers, and where her father sought inspiration.