It’s hard to know how to respond to the gravity of current events. The horror of what Putin and his military are doing is just so relentless, so brutal, so heartless. So many lives lost and millions displaced for his delusions of empire. So many outrageous lies told to brainwash his population and others around the world too.
So... Here’s a small piece of musical anger and defiance from me.
The first half of this segues some carefully chosen tunes by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky.
The largely instrumental second half interweaves the Ukrainian National Anthem with Beethoven’s Ode To Joy - the anthem of Europe.
We stand together, or we don't stand at all.