By Evgeny Kissin
Evgeny Igorevitch Kissin is a Russian-British-Israeli classical pianist. He first got here to overseas reputation as a toddler prodigy. He has been a British citizen for the reason that 2002 and an Israeli citizen because 2013. He has a large repertoire and is specifically recognized for his interpretations of the works of the Romantic period, really these of Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Franz Liszt.
The first components describe Kissin's early life in Russia and his family's selection to stay in another country after the tried putsch on the Moscow White condo. The 3rd half is composed normally of his perspectives of different pianists and conductors, in addition as thoughts of individuals he met in the course of his early years and career.
Kissin writes approximately his mom and dad, his sister, his grandparents and his lecturers with soft affection and touching element that provides his memoirs the transparency of water. listed here are the issues and the folks and occasions that shaped him, nurtured and challenged him, and the people who made him consider gratitude, amazement and awe. And, in fact, it's infused together with his lifelong engagement with making track, an obsessive love that captured him whilst he was once young.
The booklet throws a great deal of gentle at the existence and attitudes of the quite often Russian Jewish intelligentsia, the issues of visas to the US, Britain and different nations, and his perspectives on functionality of song, his personal compositions in track and verse, and his own method of live shows. It additionally bargains Kissin's philosophy of lifestyles and his knowing of human nature derived from conferences with realized humans, books and his personal day by day adventure. He doesn't bask in fake modesty, yet takes a pragmatic view of who he's in the eyes of the world.
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