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Op of Soviet History Translated by Guy Daniels. A most inspiring autobiography that gives insight to conditions in communist Russia during the cold war I loved this read and recommend it highly

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Galina AUTHOR Галина Вишневская

This autobiography is a luminous portrait of a. A compelling and fascinating story of a great woman and artist While narrating the story of her life she navigates through significant periods of Soviet history A must read

Галина Вишневская ☆ 9 review

Soviet artist richly woven against the backdr. Vishnevskaya demonstrates that she is nearly as talented a writer as she is singer It s easy to lapse into superlatives when discussing Vishnevskya The extremes that dominated her life are read in her biography and heard in her singing Rising from the most pathetic impoverished conditions of abandonment and deprivation during the early years of collectivization and the Terror with her own hands she had to dig the frozen Russian ground to bury her first born baby she became the indisputable ueen of the Bolshoi As a political dissident she was exiled and entirely erased from the historic record An artist similar to Callas in her dramatic and vocal gifts beauty intimidating personality and worshipful followers Vishnevskaya also like Callas possessed a uniue voice given to extremes of expressive genius and cringe producing shrillnessThe memoirs of Vishnevskaya and her contemporary Maya Plisetskaya ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi are overwhelming documents of survival of powerful gifted women under the totalitarian murderous conditions of a regime that supported and harshly punished and controlled their cultural geniuses


10 thoughts on “Galina AUTHOR Галина Вишневская

  1. says:

    This is a memoir that covers life of a Russian born soprano star Galina Vishnevskaya from her birth and early childhood to her breaking of her ties with Russia and leaving to the West This narration covers plenty of years

  2. says:

    Amazing book that gives you a window into the psyche of a great and passionate artist Living through hard and crushing siege of Leni

  3. says:

    A compelling and fascinating story of a great woman and artist While narrating the story of her life she navigates through significant periods of Soviet history A must read

  4. says:

    Vishnevskaya demonstrates that she is nearly as talented a writer as she is singer It's easy to lapse into superlatives when discussing Vishnevskya The extremes that dominated her life are read in her biography and heard in her singing Rising from the most pathetic impoverished conditions of abandonment and deprivation during the early years of collectivization and the Terror with her own hands she had to dig

  5. says:

    Wow what a life She and Rostropovich have such a lovely story

  6. says:

    This might be the best book I've ever read

  7. says:

    Great for anyone with an interest in Russian Soviet and Post soviet music and musicians Lots of my favorites appear there in sketches by Vishnevskaya Shostakovich Oistrakh Mark Reizen etc and of course Rostropovich himself Vishnveyskaya has a funny matter of factness about her reminds me a bit of Beverly Sills that renders some or less extraordinary encounters very believable My favorite scene is her description of her d

  8. says:

    Prima donna of both the Bolshoi AND Soviet shit disturbing Vishnevskaya's book is half fascinating life narrative half manifesto railing against the Soviet regime All of it very engaging The body of the book is close to 500 pages but at least 500 could've been written the actual opera related material is comparatively small and the narrative cuts off in 1974 If the author comes across as a little bit borderline every single cha

  9. says:

    A most inspiring autobiography that gives insight to conditions in communist Russia during the cold war I loved this read and recommend it high

  10. says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable read Galina writes incredibly well and her life story is captivating