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Galina Vishnevskaya, Soprano and Dissident, Dies at 86
The New York Times ^
| December 11, 2012
| Jonathan Kandell
Posted on 12/11/2012 6:56:33 PM PST by EveningStar
Galina Vishnevskaya, an electrifying soprano who endured repression and exile as one of the postwar Soviet Unions most prominent political dissidents, died on Monday in Moscow. She was 86.
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To: Borges; sitetest
I don't recall him but I miss that Soprano show.
posted on 12/11/2012 7:58:06 PM PST
(Riding my stick horse grinning like an idiot.)
I hope you don’t live long in the new gulags.
posted on 12/11/2012 10:29:09 PM PST
("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
I had to check wiki to make sure, but she was the wife of Mstislav Rostropovich, the cellist and conductor.
I just now discovered that he died a few years ago. Shoot. I always wanted to meet him so I could say,
“Play, Misti, for me.”
posted on 12/11/2012 11:17:37 PM PST
(Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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