The Bat is one of the most unsurpassed creations of not only the author, Johann Strauss Jr., but one of the most amazing operettas. According to unconfirmed rumors, Jean Offenbach prompted Strauss to write operettas. One day, while talking with the composer Offenbach casually remarked: “Why do you, dear Strauss, stop writing waltzes and start writing operettas?” They claim that Strauss really liked the idea, and now we can enjoy the magnificent operettas written by the composer. The story of the creation of the operetta “The Bat” confirms that the path from the script to the play is sometimes difficult.
The operetta storyline was based on the play Revelon (Eve Ball, or Clock with a Fight), the authors of which were famous playwrights Melyak and Halevi, who also wrote the script Carmen, a famous opera by Georges Bizet. Strauss Continue reading
The true scale of the composer Dmitry Shostakovich, widely known not only in Russia, but also beyond its borders, can only be defined with the words “great, talented”. The more talented a person is, the less behind all his achievements we notice exactly the person himself. Critics and musicologists write great articles about what the composer wanted to show in a particular piece. What emotions or experiences were seething in him during the writing of the work. But, by and large, these are just guesses. For dry phrases: a talented composer, pianist, conductor and public figure, we lose the image of a person, and we see only his outer, shabby outer shell. Dmitry Shostakovich is no exception to the rule …
The personal life of the composer is of interest to many biographers, musicians, art historians and numerous fans. It is curious that, having an amazing musical talent, the gift of a virtuoso pianist – having achieved fame and recognition, Dmitry Dmitrievich Shostakovich was very unsure and timid with women. Continue reading
A little more than a hundred years ago, the famous poet said that if the stars are lit, then someone needs this. Interpreting Vladimir Mayakovsky, we can say with confidence that the modern viewer or listener was just waiting for such a star – filled with new meaning, emotions, ideas, fresh perception of musical art that knows no boundaries and stereotypes. That is why Evgeni Sokolovsky appeared in the creative horizon. He says that he always dreamed of creating new melodic and airy piano music, saturated with bright colors, emotions, dizzying turns to match the new time, to convey his feelings and in each new composition to give people a whole world of emotions.
To music through gymnastics
Eugene’s childhood and youth passed in Kazakhstan. There he was born on February 5, 1985 in the city of Pavlodar. Continue reading