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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JAN FRENKEL: FOR JOY OF ALL
“Cranes” alone would have been more than enough for Jan Frenkel to enter the history of music and become a popularly loved composer. But “Russian Field”, “Old Waltz”, “Chase”, “Textile…

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Raymond Pauls

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

MUSES OF MUSICIAN NIKKOLO PAGANINI

One of the most prominent personalities in the musical history of Niccolo Paganini, despite the rather demonic appearance, has never lacked fans. He was not even 20 when a rich and noble lover appeared, taking the young virtuoso to the “rest” estate after concerts. Until the age of 40, he selected women for himself according to three criteria: a large chest, a thin waist and long legs … It is thanks to such women that there is a great musical heritage.

The joys of freedom Niccolo Paganini
In all European capitals of the beginning of the 19th century, portraits of a strange man appeared. A pale, waxy face, tangled black hair, a large hooked nose, eyes burning like coals, and a huge scarf wrapping the entire upper half of the body. When looking at the portrait, people whispered: “Looks like a devil.” Such was the maestro Paganini – a composer Continue reading

ALL-UNION MAESTRO RAYMOND PAULS

Raymond Pauls is a true symbol of elegance that does not change its tastes: one love for life, in clothes – only tailcoat and black and white color, in music faithful to the classics, in pop music – lyrics. He is the author of the music of such hits as “Leaves Yellow”, “Vernissage”, “Maestro”, “Antique Clock” and many others. A lot for one composer, but Raymond Pauls continues to write, even when he is engaged in public affairs.

Glassblower son
The future composer was born in Riga on January 12, 1936. His father, Voldemar Pauls, was a glassblower at that time, and Alma-Matilda’s mother was a housewife. Impressed by the book “Paganini” by Arthur Coubert, he decided that his son should learn to play the violin. He bought Raymond the instrument and identified him as a pupil of the Kindergarten Music School at the Riga Music Institute. It was on the eve of the entry of Soviet troops …

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THE UNBEATABLE KING OF WALZA JOHANN STRAUS
To dance melodies, which were called music for the legs, in any era were treated condescendingly. Opera, oratorios and symphonies have always been considered noble genres, but all kinds of…

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METALLICA - HEAVY METAL MUSHKETERS
Fans of the legendary Metallica band are so dedicated and uncompromising that it can be compared to religious adoration. Legends circulated about their booze during the tour, and journalists called…

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“NOT DAM DE PARI” - THE CONQUERED WORLD MUSIC ABOUT LOVE
The musical Notre Dame de Paris is, above all, a spectacle. And this is fifty songs about love, amazing voices, melodic music that combines French chanson and gypsy motifs. Notre…

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BENJAMIN ZANDER - HOW TO LOVE CLASSIC MUSIC
Everyone loves classical music. Just some do not know about it. Benjamin Zander Classical music is not what you were thinking! If you listen to the conductor Benjamin Zander, you…

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