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Subject: Re: Hvorostovsky's last concert
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:48:23 -0400

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The clips are indeed painful to watch, but in a number of ways:
with the obvious exception of Stephen Costello, we are witnessing
in them a typical gathering of those very "Russians" whom some
of our politicians would force us to regard as enemies.  I hope we
have the right to refuse to do so.


On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 2:57 AM, Ладыгин Вадим <[log in to unmask]>

> Dear Listers,
> It is with great grief I am sending you two links with short fragments of
> the latest Hvorostovsky's concert in his native city Krasnoyarsk which was
> held on June 2.  Hvorostovsky looked unrecognizable and helpless. He went
> out to the stage being very pale and lame on one leg with his left hand
> hanging on the bandage stretched over his neck. He fell down in St.
> Petersburg several days earlier but refused from treatment in a hospital.
> He sang with great difficulties and spoke with poor articulation. The
> spectators greeted him with great enthusiasm, crowned each piece performed
> by him with stormy applause and ... with tears in their eyes. All the
> listeners of the concert took it as his farewell concert.  The city
> authorities awarded him the title of the Honorary Citizen of the
> Krasnoyarsk Region and in his short  final gratifying speech he thanked the
> people for this title and for their love which he always kept in his heart.
> He said that he felt obliged to arrive and give this concert in
> Krasnoyarsk. He also had to confess that his most big achievments and
> victories on the world opera stage were left behind, but he had nothing to
> do with it. Still, his two last words addressed to the audience before he
> left the stage were "Goodbye! Goodbye!" which he emphasized with an
> expressive gesture which ment "Not farewell"!
> It is very hard  and painful to watch these reels, but I am sending them
> to all of you with a hope that the more people will watch it, the more
> people will pray for him and give him their moral support which he needs so
> much.
> Vadim Ladygin
> Ekaterinbur,
> Russia

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