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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KING RHYTHM-N-BLUES - PRINCE
The talented and mega-popular singer Prince has released hundreds of musical compositions and almost forty studio albums, 100 million copies of his records have been sold in the world. All…

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“Rhapsody in blues tones” by Georges Gershwin
“Lady Jazz, adorned with intriguing rhythms, walked a dancewalk through the whole world. But nowhere did she meet a knight who would introduce her as a respected guest into the…

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“MOVIE”. IF THERE IS POWDER, GIVE FIRE

The Kino group was destined to become a rock legend, not only in the homeland of this musical style in England, but in the Soviet Union, moreover, from the 1980s. The team got into the cultural mainstream of that period. After the death of the frontman and vocalist of the group Viktor Tsoi, the collective ceased to exist, but this huge empty musical niche still remains empty.

Timeless music
The relevance of the group is beyond doubt, new generations accept and understand the work of “Cinema” in their own way, but invariably replenish the ranks of age-related fans of the collective. This is the rare case when the music is out of time and space, and the formed image and style of the group over the years is perceived more meaningfully. Continue reading

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

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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ISAAC DUNAEVSKY - RED MOZART
Isaac Dunaevsky is considered to be a classic of the Soviet operetta and the best of the masters of the Soviet mass song. Known even after more than half a…

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USSR DAUGHTER ALEXANDER PAKHMUTOV
Lev Leshchenko named Alexander Pakhmutov the composer of the century. We think that not only people of the Soviet generation will agree with this, but also those who, over the…

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BORN TO WIN Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet entered the history of music thanks to one very popular work. Experienced people argue that such cases are infrequent. Fate gave such a chance to Georges Bizet, who…

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FERENTZ SHEET - HUMAN COMET
Ferenc Liszt lived 75 years. Is it a lot or a little? He could have done more, but, apparently, he burned himself, trying to catch too much. And he had…

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