the great Russian soprano, died today aged 86. ¬†Did anybody, ever, commit so incandescent a final scene of Eugene Onegin to disk as Galina, round about 1960, singing with George Ots as Onegin … that sweet confession of love on the long drawn-out high A, then she goes ballistic? ¬†(LP# ASD 2451, made in the USSR. ¬†Fortunately I still have it.)

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