External Videos

Serhiy Nigoyan, an Armenian-Ukrainian Euromaidan protester from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, reciting an excerpt from Taras Shevchenko’s poem “Caucuses” (Kavkaz) several days before he died on January 22, 2014 from gunshot wounds from police during the Hrushevsky St. actions in Kyiv. He was the first protester killed by shooting.


 

Martin Dowle, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of UK in Ukraine, Director of the British Council in Ukraine, reciting Taras Shevchenko’s poem “It’s all the same to me” (Meni Odnakovo) in English on the Maidan in Kyiv, at the 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, March 9, 2014.


 

Serhiy Proskurnia, Ukrainian theater and film director, recites Taras Shevchenko’s poem “Its all the same to me” (Meni Odnakovo) in Ukrainian as a part of independent video project “Nash Shevchenko”


 

Oksana Zabuzhko, Ukrainian poet, writer and essayist,  recites Taras Shevchenko’s poem “Khiba Samomy Napysat’” in Ukrainian from “Nash Shevchenko” as a part of independent video project “Nash Shevchenko” instituted by Serhiy Proskurnia


 

Yuriy Andrukhovych, Ukrainian prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator, recites Taras Shevchenko’s poem “Yakos’ To Yduchi U Nochi” in Ukrainian  as a part of independent video project “Nash Shevchenko” instituted by Serhiy Proskurnia


 

Taras Shevchenko’s poetry set to music:

Valentyn Sylvestrov, “A Silent Song.” Shevchenko’s poem “The Dream” (Son). Voice: Sergey Yakovenko. Piano: Ilya Scheps. Composer: Valentin Sylvestrov


 

Valentyn Sylvestrov, “Year 1977: Cantata I” (poetry of Taras Shevchenko). Choir: Ukrainian National Capella “Dumka.” Conductor: Evgen Savchuk. Tenor: Konstantin Klein, Album: Cantatas. Label: Megadisc Classics – MDC 7842, Belgium, 1997


 

Valentyn Sylvestrov, “Year 1977: Cantata II” (poetry of Taras Shevchenko). Choir: Ukrainian National Capella “Dumka.” Conductor: Evgen Savchuk. Tenor: Konstantin Klein, Album: Cantatas. Label: Megadisc Classics – MDC 7842, Belgium, 1997


 

Valentyn Sylvestrov, “Year 1977: Cantata I” (poetry of Taras Shevchenko). Choir: Ukrainian National Capella “Dumka.” Conductor: Evgen Savchuk. Tenor: Konstantin Klein, Album: Cantatas. Label: Megadisc Classics – MDC 7842, Belgium, 1997


 

Valentin Sylvestrov, “Testament” (Zapovit) (poetry by Taras Shevchenko). Label: GB Records – BCGBCD07. Country: UK. Released: 2005


 

“Reve ta Stohne Dnipr Shyroky” (poem by Taras Shevchenko). Music composed by Danylo Kryzhanivsky (1856 – 1894). Choir of the Kyiv Spiritual Academy


 

Choir Dnipro performs “Zapovit” in the Kyiv Administration Building. March 9, 2014 on the 200th anniversary of Shevchenko’s birth


 

Borys Hmyria and the Choir “Dumka,” “Testament” (Zapovit) (poetry by Taras Shevchenko. Recorded early 1960s. Music arranged by H. Hladky


 

“Dumy Moyi” performed by Ukrainian bandurist Vasyl Zhdankin

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