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Offline steinwaymodeld

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Obituary - Alexei Sultanov dies at 35....
on: July 01, 2005, 06:20:16 PM
Alexei Sultanov the young Russian pianist passed away on 30th June 2005,
age 35.
R.I.P.
Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: Obituary - Alexei Sultanov dies at 35....
Reply #1 on: July 01, 2005, 06:32:33 PM
that's young.  sorry to hear it!
do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: Obituary - Alexei Sultanov dies at 35....
Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 06:50:28 PM
So sad.  He wins Van Cliburn, then 12 years later has a stroke, then four years after that dies in his sleep.  What a loss!!!!

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Re: Obituary - Alexei Sultanov dies at 35....
Reply #4 on: July 02, 2005, 04:32:01 PM
Alexei Sultanov the young Russian pianist passed away on 30th June 2005,
age 35.
R.I.P.

I got to see Sultanov perform live in West Palm Beach, Florida in the early 90s.  I've never heard the Chopin Scherzo in B minor played more spectacularly. He was a great example of a pianist who was awful in the recording studio, but incredible live. Very tragic loss.

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Re: Obituary - Alexei Sultanov dies at 35....
Reply #5 on: July 10, 2005, 10:23:30 AM
I heard him live play the Rachmaninoff Second Sonata, the Scriabin Fifth Sonata and the Beethoven Apassionata Sonata - all in one sitting!  His playing was fiery, passionate, exciting and musical.  A really amazing concert.  His Mephisto Waltz was incredible.  He played the chromatic runs in thirds!  His Tchaikovsky Concerto was beautiful.  His playing was too flamboyant for American critics, I think, even though the crowd always loved him.  But he was very popular in Asia.  I think he was a spectacular player, and am sad about the loss.

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Re: Obituary - Alexei Sultanov dies at 35....
Reply #6 on: July 11, 2005, 04:31:55 PM
what was the cause of death? are they going to do an autopsy?
 

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