A serendipitous Facebook Friend request from Jura Margulis on the eve of my birthday, led to this bundle of love delivered on You Tube. As oxymoronic as it may sound, the pianist’s father, Vitaly, channeled through cyber, wooed me into a sanctuary of beauty by his liquid phrasing and total immersion in Chopin’s palette. It was an unforgettable display of Old World playing, like fine wine that lingers after the first sip, only to invite more.
As I combed the Internet for additional samplings of this age-mellowed performer who sadly departed this earth last year but left a treasure trove of his musical genius, I was rewarded for my effort:
Vitaly Margulis, pianist, pedagogue, writer and author of music philosophy studies, was born on April 16th 1928 in the Ukrainian City of Charkov.
He received his first piano lessons from his father, whose teacher, Alexander Horowitz, studied with…
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