I have a collectable vintage record that would be of interest to anyone in New Orleans who is a supporter of classical music and the opera. It is a vinyl record (33 RPM LP) that is inscribed by Youri Egorov to Nella Ludwig.
Youri Egorov (1954 - 1988) was a brilliant pianist who defected from the Soviet Union in 1976. He competed in the 1977 Van Cliburn competition held in Fort Worth, Texas where he became such an audience favorite that he gained a group of private sponsors who launched his American concert career. By 1978, he had made his Carnegie Hall debut. In 1979, he had two albums that had charted on Billboard Magazine's classical charts. Egorov spent most of the 1980s in Europe. Tragically, he died of complications of AIDS at the age of 34.
On November 28, 1979, he must have been in New Orleans, because this is the date that he inscribed a a copy of his LP of Robert Schumann piano pieces to Nella Ludwig. Nella Scheyer Ludwig was a major supporter of opera (and other classical music) in New Orleans from the 1940s onward. She served on the Board of the New Orleans Opera Association and was incredibly active in the New Orleans Opera Guild, serving as President for many years. Her connections with New York's Metropolitan Opera ensured as steady stream of talent for performances in the Crescent City.
This record album is suitable for framing but the record is also in excellent condition, ready to play.
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