Skip to comments.Rudolf Barshai (renowned conductor has died)
Posted on 11/04/2010 8:24:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
Rudolf Barshai, who has died aged 86, was the leading Russian viola player of his generation and an important conductor, particularly in the music of Dmitri Shostakovich; he emigrated to Israel in 1977, claiming that he could no longer stand the way in which he was being treated by the Soviet authorities.
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He’s never heard of me.
And that just might get him on the elevator going up,lol.
How ya doing RC?
Not doing too well, matter of fact, but I’ll get through the night, I guess...
Thanks for the ping!
Classical Music Ping List ping!
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They all end up in Switzerland, don’t they. Famous classical musicians, I mean. Some years ago, I met and visited one, a famous violin player, 90 some years old, I was suffering from a bad cold then, true story, shook his hand, sneezed a couple of times, poor man passed away a week or so after my visit.
Thanks for the ping, EneningStar!
You are a violinist, then, perhaps? And just perhaps we have a FR quartet forming — violist here.
It would be fabulous! I will buy the CD.
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