Dmitri Hvorostovski

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Jim
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Dmitri Hvorostovski

Postby Jim » 05 Dec 2017, 09:22

I have been away from this for a while.

However I am a little surprised that there is no acknowledgement of the death of Hvorostovski. I was due to hear him for the first, time live this year in Dublin and he had to cancel due to illness. I regret that I will now never have the chance.

I do understand this is primarily about tenors but is not exclusively so.

I first came across him as he was winning the Cardiff Singer of the World competition beating no less a character than Bryn Terfel.
The subsequent careers of both speak for themselves.

His voice seems to have had the concentrated tone that I prefer in both baritones and basses although he also seems to have many detractors.

Any views?

Jim

Geoff
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Re: Dmitri Hvorostovski

Postby Geoff » 05 Dec 2017, 23:26

Jim,
I thought that I had just posted a reply but it doesn't seem to have gone through. I've been away from things due to serious family illnesses so the death of this great baritone still comes as a shock even though I was aware that he was seriously ill (brain cancer). Like you, I recall very clearly his success at the Cardiff singer of the world in 1989 and I greatly admired him. 55 years of age is too early to die but none of us know what is around the corner for us and for that we should be grateful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqVULRu (Cardiff singer of the world 1989)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywb492B (perhaps his greates role)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywb492B Non ti scordar di me indeed)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5SlUm (we can see how greatly he was loved)

Regards
Geoff.


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