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“I want people to know and remember my voice”

He was a soldier too. He also fought for Russia. And he was one of those whom the country was proud of (and would be proud of!) By right. Only its front was cultural - sometimes it also takes a lot of courage. "He is an incredibly courageous man. His death is a tragedy for all of us. There will never be such a voice like that of Khvorostovsky", - said the friend of the singer, conductor Konstantin Orbelyan in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda.

This death is one of the most terrible losses of Russia. Recently, the country has lost a lot of creative, talented people, among them - actor Dmitry Maryanov, a writer, satirist and publicist Mikhail Zadornov, and now - and an outstanding world-scale baritone Hvorostovsky. We knew that he was seriously ill, that he fought stubbornly with illness. And yet, when the sad news spread, I could not believe in its truth. After all, there were already similar messages that turned out to be untrue ... Just a little more than a month ago, on October 16, he celebrated his 55 anniversary ... But on November 22, Dmitry Aleksandrovich really died in a hospice near London.

In the difficult years of timelessness, an outstanding singer was forced to leave Russia - his talent in the gangster 90 was not in demand. In the fashion were, mostly ephemeral, one-day writers (unfortunately, the situation in the field of art after all these blows still cannot get better).

Someone may argue that there were then artists with the position "I remain with the deceived people." However, circumstances are different, and most importantly - this is not the physical location of a person. You can go abroad, remaining a patriot at heart and spreading Russian culture throughout the world. And it is possible, physically staying in the Homeland, to water it abundantly with mud and even with its “art” work against Russia. One of those “figures”, Andrei Makarevich, was not even able to squeeze out condolences because of the death of Dmitry Khvorostovsky, he just answered sharply to the journalists who called him on a mournful day ...

As for Khvorostovsky, he showed the whole world what a Russian singer should be, who passionately loves his Homeland. His repertoire included the opera arias of Russian composers, and the vocal poem to Alexander Blok’s poems “Petersburg” (composer — Georgi Sviridov), and G. Sviridov’s vocal cycle to Sergei Yesenin’s “Despair of Russia”, imbued with feelings of the deepest patriotism ... "I am a Russian person living and working in the West. Therefore, any hostile word in relation to our culture, I perceive with hostility"He said. And here is another quote: "Yes, very many people would like to love our country, having it on their knees. I do not like this posture of the country».

But the main thing for which Khvorostovsky’s memory should be honored on “Military Review” is the album “Songs of the War Years”, which he created in 2003 year together with the State Academic Chamber Orchestra (led by the aforementioned Konstantin Orbelian), the Style Five Ensemble and the choir "Spiritual rebirth." The album includes such well-known songs as: “At a nameless height”, “Dark night”, “The accidental waltz”, “Oh, the roads”, “Cranes”, “Covenant stone”, “In the dugout” and many others.

Dmitry Alexandrovich was proud of this album. "First, I grew up on them [songs of the war years], and secondly, this program is a tribute to my grandmother, thanks to whom I know these songs“, - he answered the question why he, the opera singer, suddenly started singing about the war.

In June, the 2005 of the Year of the Years Songs was presented in Volgograd (Stalingrad) at a concert dedicated to the 60 anniversary of the Great Victory. Hvorostovsky then stated that he would travel with these songs to many countries. "There is interest in the West."He said.

It is very likely that a European or an American, who does not even know Russian, after listening to the once perky “Katyusha” or the mournful “At anonymous height” performed by a talented singer, will no longer believe in black anti-Russian propaganda.

«This is brilliant music that comes to hearts. I watched as at one of the concerts where I sang these songs, people who do not understand Russian cried“- said the artist about the impressions of foreigners who listened to these, without exaggeration, masterpieces.

In 2013, he again visited Volgograd, speaking at the celebration of the 70 anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad. The authorities of this city wanted to invite him to the 70 anniversary of Victory, but it did not work out anymore ...

Dmitry Hvorostovsky was full of creative plans. Unfortunately, a serious illness put an end to most of them. Moreover, the simple way - to go on stage and sing to a phonogram - was categorically unacceptable for him. Each concert demanded great dedication from him. After the terrible diagnosis (cancer) became known in 2015, the singer, at the insistence of the doctors, was forced to cancel many of his concerts. But, as the poetess Lilia Vinogradova, who spoke with him, said, Hvorostovsky did not stop daily singing and dreamed of performing.

Contrary to the disease, he still went to the scene. In particular, he really wanted to give a concert in his native city - Krasnoyarsk. Doctors did not recommend him to fly, as the singer was already in a very serious condition. But 27 May 2017, Hvorostovsky spoke at the City Day in St. Petersburg, and 2 June - in his small homeland, despite the fact that it required him to perseverance and courage. Eyewitnesses of the Krasnoyarsk concert recollect: he came on stage, limping, with a broken shoulder (he received this injury in St. Petersburg), it was hard to watch, but he smiled and even joked.

And at his most recent concert, which was held on 22 of June of this year in Austria, Hvorostovsky sang a wonderful Soviet song "Moscow Nights." He was applauded while standing ...

In an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta (published on November 10, 11), Dmitry Alexandrovich shared his creative plans - before the New Year to hold a concert in Moscow. In the same interview, he stated: "If what I want is for people to know and remember my voice, and not read fables and gossip around my name».

It is painful to realize that there will no longer be a pre-New Year concert in Moscow or any other performances by Hvorostovsky. Some media already spread gossip about the artist's legacy. But his main legacy is his songs and his unique voice. A voice that will be known and remembered. And which will certainly sound from the speakers, not only in Russia, but throughout the world.



"On a nameless height"

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  1. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 26 November 2017 06: 11
    The performance of the songs of the war years brought Dmitry even closer to the fans of his work, because these songs are good and relevant to this day. And he showed the West that it was made of Russian material.
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 26 November 2017 06: 46
      Land in peace to the great artist and patriot of his homeland.
      1. siberalt
        siberalt 26 November 2017 08: 17
        According to the will of the maestro, his ashes should be scattered over Moscow and Krasnoyarsk.
        1. forester
          forester 28 November 2017 07: 26
          Quote: siberalt
          According to the will of the maestro, his ashes should be scattered over Moscow and Krasnoyarsk.

          No, it’s not scattered, but two capsules with his ashes are buried - one in Moscow, one in Krasnoyarsk
          1. bulvas
            bulvas 29 November 2017 11: 19
            I remember how I saw and heard him for the first time

            It was Krasnoyarsk, the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theater was preparing to open.
            I ended up in the workroom (checking the acoustics and noise level), it turned out that the dress rehearsal of the opera “Prince Igor” had begun, which was being prepared for the opening of the theater.
            The soloist declared Dmitry Hvorostovsky.
            It was his debut.

            Then he heard it just with a concert of military songs, I don’t remember what year already.

            Not a fan of classical singing, but hearing and seeing Hvorostovsky is difficult to break away.

            Bright memory to him
            Elena, thank you very much for the right words.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 26 November 2017 08: 16
      Russia has given many great things to the world. Yes, only in Russia they do not take root.
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  2. 210ox
    210ox 26 November 2017 06: 24
    Many of our talented people came to the West ... Pavlova and Rachmaninov, Alekhine and hundreds of others. They carried the Russian soul and did not pour mud over the country’s hillock. Take for example Anton Denikin, the tsarist general and leader of the white movement. He because he didn’t cooperate with Hitler, although they offered and promised and threatened .. Not like some of the former and now living in London, Israel and Paris ...
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 26 November 2017 15: 02
      These breed is not the same ... Reptiles
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 November 2017 06: 56
    It's a shame that good people leave, but the vile remain. It would be nice if all the trickery ("liberals" - Westerners) would simply become obsolete and disappear. Russia would take a deep breath.
  4. sabakina
    sabakina 26 November 2017 10: 20
    Dear Elena! Although I don’t like opera, I respect Dmitry Hvorostovsky. But I didn’t want that. Surely, each of us on this site wrote the famous "Well, stupid." So why was there no article about M. Zadornov? Not each of us listened to D. Hvorostovsky, but each of us at least once watched Zadornov! He helped us survive in the 90s, strengthened the belief that everything will be fine and even better! Abydno understand!
    1. elenagromova
      26 November 2017 10: 42
      There was an article about Zadornov on the site. Not mine, but another author. I saw that she appeared, and did not write another one - in fact, there the person said everything, I had nothing to add.
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 26 November 2017 11: 05
        Thanks for the answer. Apparently overlooked. I will look for.
    2. elenagromova
      26 November 2017 11: 03
      Dmitry Khvorostovsky worked not only in the genre of opera. Romances, retro, military songs - all this is his repertoire
      1. DEPARTMENT-M20
        DEPARTMENT-M20 26 November 2017 11: 31
        Quote: elenagromova
        Dmitry Khvorostovsky worked not only in the genre of opera. Romances, retro, military songs - all this is his repertoire

        Hi Elena, I haven’t read your reports for a long time .. Smart, brave girl!
        I remember your articles are bold at that time .. love
    3. Okolotochny
      Okolotochny 26 November 2017 11: 53
      Glory, the article by A. Staver was for Zadornov. Good article screaming in pain.
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 26 November 2017 11: 55
        Lesh, thanks. I’ll read it. I somehow missed it, although I waited a lot.
        1. elenagromova
          26 November 2017 12: 44
          Here is the article about Zadornov
    DEPARTMENT-M20 26 November 2017 11: 28
    This death is one of the most terrible losses of Russia. Recently, the country has lost many creative, talented people,

    Some kind of rock goes over Russia! Maybe specifically poison ..?
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 26 November 2017 14: 52
      Did you notice too? Dying in the prime of life, some of the best sons of Russia ...... Knock out the best.
  6. sergo1914
    sergo1914 26 November 2017 14: 11
    The greatest Singer and MAN.
    I bow down.
    PS Remove the comments ..
  7. Xnumx vis
    Xnumx vis 26 November 2017 14: 50
    A courageous man, the son of his homeland - Russia! I bow, respect. I hope his name will live not only in the memory of the people, but also in the names of schools, streets, ships. I'd love to .....
    1. dSK
      dSK 27 November 2017 13: 57
      13:30., 27.11.17/100/30. "The farewell ceremony with Dmitry Hvorostovsky in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall is completed. The artist will be buried at the Novodevichy cemetery XNUMX meters from the grave of Chaliapin. Particles of the ashes will be buried in Krasnoyarsk, the artist’s hometown." The host and writer Pavel Astakhov came to honor the memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky. He recalled that the work of the deceased Hvorostovsky had world significance. “But despite this, he always remained a Russian person and was a patriot of his country,” says Pavel Astakhov. “For believers, who knows, he had a very difficult path to God, he was baptized at the age of more than XNUMX years. He came himself. But until the end, his rebellious heart and soul constantly argued on this issue. The person who wrote down the best, I’m not afraid of this word, collection of liturgical songs, which received an award from His Holiness the Patriarch, the Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh, cannot be close to God. And we believe that Dmitry will have the kingdom of heaven, the Lord will comfort him and comfort us all. " (The first Russian TV channel "Tsargrad" 09:08., 27.11.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX.) hi
  8. Old Horseradish
    Old Horseradish 26 November 2017 18: 11
    As for pop culture. Western politics has always betrayed the most important idols of pop culture. First of all, as the guides of their ideas and their way of life. Pop culture played a very important role in the destruction of the Soviet Union and the transfer of national wealth of the USSR to the Western elite. Hvorostovsky was certainly an iconic figure in the show business of the West. It is no coincidence that he became a billionaire. His talent, and his talent and his charisma are unconditional, played an important role in the show business of the West. At the same time, the comprador elite of Russia often invited him on a tour to Russia. Which is absolutely natural and characteristic for all comprador elites. These elites are pumping hundreds of billions of dollars to the West: there is their real estate, children, relatives, etc. I feel sorry for Hvorostovsky, he was handsome, talented, terribly hardworking, but you must clearly understand that he was part of Western pop culture.
    PS The late Zadornov became famous including the phrase "Well stupid" (this is about the Americans). Now it turns out that according to official data, about one trillion dollars withdrawn from Russia (almost five annual budgets of Russia) were pumped into the United States. It turns out that the Americans are not so stupid. Then the question is: who is stupid? The question, of course, is rhetorical.
    1. Old Horseradish
      Old Horseradish 26 November 2017 18: 14
      The clip of Hvorostovsky, which is a vivid example of Western pop culture with elements ... but by the way, see for yourself.
      1. gm9019
        gm9019 26 November 2017 20: 26
        Quote: Old Fuck
        The clip of Hvorostovsky, which is a vivid example of Western pop culture with elements ... but by the way, see for yourself.

        Here the conversation is not about the footage (claims to the director), but about the voice! And he sings magically ... Just close your eyes and listen.

        Blessed Memory of the Great Artist and Good Man, Eternal Peace .... Struggled to the last.
      2. elenagromova
        26 November 2017 21: 18
        For the link - plus.
        Let's still spread the artists for their roles ...
        Many artists in general had to play the role of scoundrels and the last scoundrels. What, now all these artists are bad people?
        And here - not even a negative character. Although it can not be called positive. The role is complex and controversial ...
        Moreover, this is not the only facet of Dmitry's work.
        How about those videos that I brought in the article?
        1. Old Horseradish
          Old Horseradish 26 November 2017 21: 57
          Quote: elenagromova
          How about those videos that I brought in the article?

          And where are the contradictions? I write that he "was certainly an iconic figure in the show business of the West."
          And your videos do not refute this in any way.
          Here is another video for you. Idols of pop culture sing very positively about the USSR. And what, the conclusion suggests themselves that they are patriots of the USSR? I am writing about an ideological war, which, by the way, generally continues, if you notice.

          Scorpions - Wind of change

          The composition of the West German group was released in 1990 and immediately became a hit in Europe and the USA. The musicians were inspired by Gorbachev's perestroika, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the destruction of the Berlin Wall. By the way, the single became the most widespread soundtrack for documentaries about the destruction of the latter. Mikhail Gorbachev liked the song so much that he received the German group in the Kremlin. Mikhail Sergeevich retained his passion many years later: the Scorpions sang "Wind of Change" on his 80th birthday in London.
          1. Old Horseradish
            Old Horseradish 26 November 2017 22: 08
            Another example of the positive attitude of idols of pop culture to our country.

            The Beatles - Back in USSR

            A song by The Beatles from their White Album. Written by Paul McCartney, but officially a song by the Lennon / McCartney songwriting duo. Written in 1968 as a parody of Chuck Berry's song Back in the USA. In general, the lyrics of the song are very positive in relation to the Soviet Union. So, in the chorus there are these words:

            I am back in the USSR.

            You are so lucky, oh my friend.

            Back in the USSR.

            I can't resist with Ukrainian women.

            West in the tail, oh yeah

            I want to sing and shout with Muscovites.

            Georgian women in the thoughts of na-na-na-na-na-na-na-forever.

            When listening to the song, one gets the impression that the Beatles know nothing about the Iron Sign, the KGB, the insidious communists, and the nuclear threat. Although, given the fact that Paul McCartney composed a parody of the song Back in the USA, the word USSR was simply the most appropriate to achieve the desired consonance.

            All of them, as you understand, were "ardent patriots of our country."
          2. elenagromova
            26 November 2017 22: 09
            This composition is talented, but ... What do the Scorpions sing in it? Perestroika-catastroika ... And Hvorostovsky in the Songs of War sang the feat of Soviet soldiers
            1. Old Horseradish
              Old Horseradish 26 November 2017 22: 22
              Quote: elenagromova
              What are the Scorpions singing about her? Restructuring-disaster ...

              Well, why? They sing in it the salvation of the world from a world nuclear war, world progress, democracy, friendship between peoples. After all, it was precisely this that allowed Hvorostovsky to quietly leave for the West, become a billionaire, make a great cultural contribution and become the world star of pop culture. And not only to him, but to almost hundreds of thousands of people who, having pumped a lot of money from Russia, settled in the West with families, children, capital, big real estate. And the exploits of Soviet soldiers were sung by many poets and artists, including both western and anglo-saxons.
    2. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 26 November 2017 18: 46
      This is why you are ... ??? Envy ..? Malice ...? Bile ...? Own mediocrity ...? Why glorious names are not soiled with a clever, evil and dirty comment ...
      1. Old Horseradish
        Old Horseradish 26 November 2017 19: 20
        It's just that we, unlike you, gave lectures about the ideological war. And which the Soviet Union, alas, did not win.
        1. sds87
          sds87 26 November 2017 19: 47
          Quote: Old Fuck
          The clip of Hvorostovsky, which is a vivid example of Western pop culture with elements ... but by the way, see for yourself.

          About the clip (comment from YouTube: This legend is about the Rose Girl. In a far, far away world of magic, a girl, beautiful as an autumn ray of sunshine, was convicted of killing men .. At the moment of the first passionate kisses, an icy thorn burst from her chest and pierced their hearts through. False and envious creatures convinced the Lord of their fairy-tale Kingdom to call the executioner and, without trial, betray the Girl-Rose to terrible torment. When the executioner tortures the victim, love flashes between him and the defendant. When you need to execute a criminal, he kisses her. A spike erupts from the girl, strikes his heart and ... breaks. Because the men whom the flower girl killed, kissed before that, in fact did not love her - they were attracted only by beauty, and only the executioner really loved her. Here's a love story ....
          Old Fuck, sorry, but you called your talking nickname. No offense. Hvorostovsky is sincerely sorry. And I don't care if he is a millionaire or not. The main thing is that he is a great world-class opera singer. And earned the honor and money. Moreover, he often gave charity concerts.
        2. gm9019
          gm9019 26 November 2017 20: 35
          Quote: Old Fuck
          It's just that we, unlike you, gave lectures about the ideological war.

          You know a lot of what and to whom they read and who handed over what classics of Marxism he outlined. Well, in spite of these notes and exams in each semester, everything has melted and we are sitting with you in a trough with the hope of riveting it with new screws.

          Who you are? Who am I? They don’t know us and will never know, but everyone knows Dmitry. And he honestly earned his money with his work and talent. Fair! He didn’t steal anything from anyone, he achieved everything.

          And about oncology: to know that you have it and will not go anywhere, to know that your "friends in misfortune" leave this World one by one, and despite this, LIVE, rejoice and hope, and not become limp "be that will be "- great courage and strength! Not everyone is given.
          However, God forbid you never come across this ...
          1. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 26 November 2017 20: 41
            Very well, you answered Old Horseradish! Just think it’s not for him to understand. Shit and spit in others, he can!
        3. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 26 November 2017 20: 47
          What the hell! . What's next . I remember all sorts of “liberated Komsomol secretaries” who carefully outline the history of the CPSU, etc. . The vast majority of bigots and opportunists.
  9. dSK
    dSK 27 November 2017 00: 49
    Russia continues to delight with its growing talents: "14-year-old Polina Bogussevich, who represented Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, won the competition. Composition "Wings" performed by Polina scored a total of 188 points and took the first line of the competition table. For the right to win in the main children's song contest in Europe, 16 participating countries fought.
    This year, the jury gave the first place to the representative of Georgia, the second to Russia, the third to Australia. However, the audience considered the composition performed by Bogussevich worthy of the first place. The second place, respectively, went to Georgia, and the third to Australia. By the total score, the Russian young singer, a student of the Igor Krutoy Academy of Popular Music, took the first line of the table and won the competition. The second place with 185 points was taken by the representative of Georgia, 12-year-old Grigol Kipshidze, in third place was Australian Isabella Clark, who scored 172 points. “I’ve already calmed down a bit and, in fact, still feel like in a dream,” said Bogussevich. “(Orthodox TV channel Tsargrad 20:17., 26.11.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX.) hi
  10. raki-uzo
    raki-uzo 27 November 2017 12: 09
    My condolences, very sorry! Baritone, a great artist, passed away - a whole mountain turned upside down!
  11. Lyuba1965_01
    Lyuba1965_01 29 November 2017 21: 29
    Quote: Old Horseradish
    The clip of Hvorostovsky, which is a vivid example of Western pop culture with elements ... but by the way, see for yourself.

    I never saw this clip and never heard this song. Thanks for the video. Divine voice! And to condemn that he starred in this video, you need to know the contents of the song.
  12. AleBors
    AleBors 30 November 2017 09: 33
    Kingdom of Heaven is a great artist! Everlasting memory.