Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
Nina Dorliak is singing a romance by Glinka. Breath-taking.
We’re they actually married? There seems some doubt in the matter.
Dorliac was Richter’s companion, but not his wife.
Nina Dorliak was a fabulous teacher who trained some Latin American young singers,who went on to become heads of vocal faculties in music universities and have continued her singing school over there. I have witnessed the quality of such singers. She is very respected in Cuba, for instance.
Very special. Thank you so much for posting it.
not really his wife
They never married; not his wife, though often described as such.
Norman is correct as Dorliak married Richter shortly AFTER he died, which is obviously something of a rarity.
I discovered this, when i read Rasmussen’s biography of the great pianist.
I can’t remember the precise reason for why this was the case, but it’s explored exhaustively (along with complex legal battles) in this uneven, but interesting book.
Very beautiful and in my opinion not the run of the mill that one usually hears from Slavic sopranos. Nina’s mother Ksenia was a famous singer who also happened to be the teacher of Solomon Khromchenko, the Bolshoi tenor, with whom I had the honor of studying.
Absolutely beautiful and most refined singing. Her voice and technique reminds me a bit of Elisabeth Grümmer.
Lovely song and singing. Glinka wrote some really fine songs, years ago there was a recital by Sergei Leferkus calle A Farewell to St Petersburg which was superb.
During my student years in Moscow Conservatory(1966-1972) I frequently found Richter in my teacher s Yakov Milshtein s Nezhdanovoy Street apartment playing different pieces(( including Liszt s Sonata in B minor,Mussorgsky s Pictures of an exhibition)
It was a great pleasure to listen to his playing from Yakov Isaakivich s kitchen!
She had a beautiful voice and wonderful technique!
As for some remarks, during all the years I saw Richter at his Festival de la Grange de Meslay, Nina was present. I never thought someone one day would ask about their marital status…
They both did Debussy in1958. Buy a Richter in Hungary box. I paid $200 and extra but I can’t enjoy youtube sound.
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