DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH: “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!”
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…

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PATRIARCH MUSIC PETER ILYICH Tchaikovsky
More than 170 years have passed since the birth of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Hundreds of books have been written about the great composer, published in various languages ​​around the world.…

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KING OF OPERATIONS IMRE KALMAN
In the 1930s, the name of this composer was on the lips of all music lovers of the world. Even classical musicians sang his tunes. How did Imre Kalman, who…

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GENESIS – Pioneers of Art Rock

The development of rock music in general and its intellectual direction in particular is impossible to imagine without the British band Genesis. It was she who turned into the channel of epic art the avant-garde progressive rock, which was opened by Pink Floyd. If other groups followed the direct connection of classical motifs with modern music, Genesis became the pioneers of art rock – a completely new musical art.

British Genesis
Five members of the Genesis group, who stood at its origins, have become one of the most respected figures in the international rock movement. They began their rehearsals while still young students. This happened within the walls of the famous English Charterhouse school. The original composition of Genesis was formed through the merger of the two school groups. Peter Gabriel was engaged in vocals, Tony Banks became the keyboard player, Anthony’s Genesis Phillips became the guitarist, Mike Rutherford played the bass guitar, and Chris Stewart conjured the drum Continue reading

JOURNEY ON THE “TIME MACHINE”

It often happens that a musical group or solo artist becomes for many people a symbol of an entire era. Even personal memories seem to be decorated with their music, and it is already impossible to imagine the past decades without their songs.

Such a creative beacon was the “Time Machine” group, whose many years of work have influenced the formation of the worldview of millions of fans.

So it all began
Back in 1968, a rock band was formed within the walls of Moscow school number 19, which the students called The Kids. The current older generation remembers well that in those years there was rarely a school in which their vocal Continue reading

UNDER SKY OF AQUARIUM

Sometimes, in order to say in concise and succinct phrases about a group, its place in the musical horizon, and its role in the life of fans, you need to try to summarize all the many years of the work of the team. Or you can just give the group members the opportunity to say their own creation. Boris Grebenshchikov called the Aquarium group a shining beast that brings people something that they lacked, which they themselves did not know about. In this one phrase, the whole secret of the popularity of “Aquarium” is revealed.

Looking for like-minded people
The chronicle of the Aquarium group opens in 1972. Since then, dozens of famous musicians from different countries have visited the band – Vsevolod Gakkel, Sergey Kurekhin, Oleg Sakmarov, Boris Rubekin, Alexander Lyapin, Dzhivan Continue reading

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GREAT MAGIC COMEDY CHARLIE CHAPLIN
"Tin horror on his face, There is soot, wax is minced, The head does not hold at all. And quietly Chaplin says ... " Osip Mandelstam Huge boots. Bowler and…

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LOVED IN JAZZ YURI SAULSKY
The unique compositional style of Yuri Saulsky is recognizable from the first chords, and his songs helped to light up more than one pop star of the Soviet period. A…

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JOURNEY ON THE “TIME MACHINE”
It often happens that a musical group or solo artist becomes for many people a symbol of an entire era. Even personal memories seem to be decorated with their music,…

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“DUET CATS” FOR TWO VOICES AND PIANO
A comic vocal piece for two voices (usually soprano) with piano accompaniment (there are also orchestrations) “The Cat Duet” depicts two mewing cats. The whole world knows and loves this…

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