“SIMPLE CZECH MUSICIAN” ANTONIN DVORZHAK
An independent talent, formed under adverse circumstances and triumphantly emerged from a difficult struggle. G. Laroche Antonin Dvořák is undoubtedly the most famous Czech of all time. He succeeded in…

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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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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN AND THE IMMORTAL LOVE OF THE GREAT DEAF
Ludwig van Beethoven is considered a key figure in Western music between classicism and romanticism. Even now, he is one of the most performed composers in the world. An unsurpassed…

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WISE PROSTAK OLEG ANOFRIEV

Fate gave Oleg Anofriev many different roles. He brilliantly made the seemingly incredible – in one film he created more than ten brilliant images. He had what distinguished him from many. Nature gave him a wonderful voice, which almost everyone knows in our country. As a rule, his stage or song hero is a simple, ordinary guy, he is always “ours”, familiar, seen somewhere, possibly living among us. Oleg Anofriev called him “my wise simpleton.”

Military childhood of Oleg Anofriev
However, the “simpleton” is not so simple. The future actor, singer and composer Oleg Anofriev, a hereditary Muscovite by birth, was born in Gelendzhik on July 20, 1930. As he himself joked, by mistake. The fact is that his dad, the head physician of one of the largest Moscow factories, was sent to the sanatorium for the summer and took his 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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GIUSEPPE VERDI. VIVA, VERDI!

For some, the name Giuseppe Verdi means the whole world, but someone may have just been touched by one of his operas, say Rigoletto, and therefore there was a desire to find out a little more about the person who wrote this music. Verdi’s life, not a musician, is elevated to the level of myths and legends. He became a national pride, a symbol of the unity of Italy. And as a musician and composer, Verdi became the unsurpassed hero of Italian opera.

Childhood Giuseppe Verdi and the first teachers
Giuseppe Verdi’s life was full of historical events, amazing people, tragedy and incredible success. All this has become the basis for the birth of myths, which are often difficult to separate from real facts. The date of birth of the great maestro is reliably known. On October 10, 1813, a son was born to Carlo Verdi and Luigi Uttini, who, at birth, composer Continue reading

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GENIUS AND WONDERKIND WOLFGANG AMADEI MOZART
Mozart managed to conquer all the musical heights that were available at that time, but this did not bring him success in life. Unfortunately, only a few contemporaries could appreciate…

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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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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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POLISH NUMBER OF FREEDERIC CHOPIN
The brilliant composer Frederic Chopin was very different from most of his predecessors and even contemporaries. He wrote works only for piano. This unique creator left us no opera, no…

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