Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

Inspirational

THE JOY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Classical Music is a joy to listen to when it is performed by some of the world’s most gifted musicians.   Boyer Writes is happy to share this great performance for your listening pleasures.

Some words about our musicians:

Joshua Bell:    Bell was born in Bloomington, Indiana in the U.S.A.  He began taking violin lessons at age four, using a scaled-to-size violin. He was much like any young person growing up with interests in sports and video games.  He studied the violin under several teachers. At age 12, he became quite serious about his instrument, appearing with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 14.  From Indiana University, he received an Artist Diploma in Violin Performance.  He was given the honor of “Indiana Living Legend”. Bell played at Carnegie Hall at age 17 and since has performed with the world’s major orchestras. Bell plays his 300-year-old Stradivarius violin made in 1713 in a number of movie scores, winning him a Grammy.  (taken from Wikipedia)

Misha Maisky:   Born in 1948 in Riga, Latvia, Mischa Maisky received his first music lessons there at the Children’s Music School and Conservatory. In 1962 he entered the Leningrad Conservatory. In 1965 his debut with the Leningrad Philharmonic earned him the nickname “Rostropovich of the Future”. One year later he was a prizewinner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and began his studies with Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory while pursuing a concert career throughout the former Soviet Union. After being imprisoned in a labor camp near Gorky for 18 months in 1970, he emigrated from the USSR. 1973 Settles in Israel; wins the 1973 Cassadó Competition in Florence; debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under William Steinberg; after the concert, an anonymous admirer gives him a 18th-century Montagnana cello on which he still performs today.  1995 Returns to Moscow for the first time in 23 years to give a concert and to record works by Prokofiev and Miaskovsky with Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra; CD release: Vivaldi and Boccherini concertos with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.  Since then, he has performed throughout the world with many musical releases.  (taken from Biography)

Evgeny Kissin:  Kissin was born in Moscow to a Russian Jewish family. Recognized as a child prodigy at age six, he began piano studies at the Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow. At the school, he became a student of Anna Kantor, who remained Kissin’s only piano teacher.  Between ages 10 and 12, he was performing with Russian Symphony Orchestras. He went to Japan and the first Western European concert was in Berlin and he began touring throughout Europe. In September 1990, Kissin made his North American debut playing Chopin’s two piano concertos with the  New York Philharmonic and also in Carnegie Hall.  He has had an extensive career since then with many awards.  (Wikipedia)

Enjoy this performance of Great Classical Music!

Joshua Bell, Misha Maisky, Evgeny Kissin  Play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, Opus 50