For the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter, Firma Melodiya presents its arguably biggest project in its semicentennial history: a 50-CD set of Sviatoslav Richters concert recordings! This collection is far from the complete phonographic legacy of the great musician. Nevertheless, the set includes plenty of exclusive, previously unreleased recordings that will make the hearts of even most erudite connoisseurs and collectors rejoice.
La Bruchollerie was born in Paris. She came from a family of musicians, both François-Adrien Boieldieu and André Messager being among her ancestors. At the age of 7 she entered the class of Isidor Philipp (a friend of her parents) at the Paris Conservatoire, which she left in 1928 with a first prize. After that she was a pupil of Alfred Cortot in Paris, of Emil von Sauer in Vienna and of Raoul von Koczalski in Berlin. A concert she gave in 1932 under the baton of Charles Münch brought her breakthrough as a pianist. Between 1936 und 1938 she went on to take part in more piano competitions, above all in the Chopin Competition of 1938 in Warsaw and the 1939 Brussels Competition.
Louis Armstrong… the most important, influential, and beloved musician of the 20 th Century. His trumpet virtuosity set the standard for Jazz improvisation, and his singing style forever altered the course of jazz and popular vocalists, affecting everyone from Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra, to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. From the teeming streets of New Orleans to the great concert halls of Europe, Louis "Satchmo" and finally plain ol' "Pops" Armstrong entertained everyone… from the Roaring Twenties' gin mills to the Queen of England.
Sviatoslav Richter was not “one of” but the most prominent musician of the 20th century. His life was a charter of immunity for the divine criteria in art. For the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter, Firma Melodiya presents its arguably biggest project in its semicentennial history. The name of Sviatoslav Richter is inscribed in gold in the history of music. He was not just “more than a pianist,” he was even more than a musician.
The Russian Air Force celebrated its 100th Anniversary at Zhukovsky near Moscow with the best air show that PlanesTV has ever attended.