Galina Vishnevskaya Quotes

Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya (née Ivanova, Russian: ??????? ????????? ???????????; 25 October 1926 – 11 December 2012) was a Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1966. She was the wife of cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and mother to their two daughters, Olga and Elena Rostropovich.

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Galina Vishnevskaya


Wanting to be understood by an audience that didn't know Russian, I tried to paint musical pictures by emphasizing the phrasing, using voice color more boldly, and varying the shade and nuance.

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The friendship of Shostakovich cast a brilliant light over my whole life and whose spiritual qualities captured my soul once and for all time.

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The major newspapers simply stopped writing about me, and my voice could no longer be heard on radio or television.

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