04 November 2010

In Memoriam: Rudolf BARSHAI

The great musician Rudolf Barshai has died in Switzerland on November 2nd, at the age of 86.
Rudolf Barshai with Boris Tchaikovsky after the premiere performance of Piano Concerto.
Rudolf Barshai wrote about Boris Tchaikovsky: "... In the Piano Concerto there are some moments where one can see that composer heard the steps of the giants who came before him. Brahms, in using that expression, was thinking of Beethoven. To my mind, Boris Tchaikovsky heard the same steps..." [the article with the full interview please read here.]

Now two giants - composer and conductor - will be on the Heaven...  

Thank you for your art, dear Rudolf Borisovich!..