Dmitri Hvorostovsky receives Moscow monument

The parents of the much-loved baritone will instal a sculpture by Vladimir Usov on his Moscow grave on October 16, his birthday, when their son whould have turned 57.

He died in London of cancer on November 22, 2017.

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  • Well-deserved, he was an extraordinary singer, gone much too soon. Fortunately his legacy is here to stay in terms of recordings. The sound of his voice is of a stunning beauty.

  • I am so glad. Now he will have a statue to remember him by.
    Loved him and still do.
    The best barytone the world.

  • So very very much missed. That radiant smile, at the very least, is needed more now than ever in a world filled with hatred.

  • A very great loss, and a fitting memorial. His father, also a singer, has the same stature and prematurely whitened hair. We were lucky to have Dimitri here often. I saw him three times: on stage in one of his last Onegins at Lyric; in recital with the outstanding Mikhael Arkadiev, who plays on seveal of his recordings; and once with Orbelian and a Russian ensemble, half in arias, half in folk-songs with folk instruments.

    His two CDs of song-cycles by Gyorgy Sviridov are truly extraordinary, one called “Russia Cast Adrift” and another. I think they deserve to be much better known. Tonal, dramatic, harrowing, with a few happy songs in the mix.

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