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…

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ANTONIO VIVALDI - ITALIAN BACH
It took humanity almost two centuries to learn, understand and appreciate the music of the great Antonio Vivaldi again, because soon after his death he was unjustly oblivious. In the…

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VIRTUOZ MUSIC WITHOUT BOUNDARIES Eugene Sokolovsky
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…

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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 Dame captures from the first second. From the first second until the curtain. Now it’s hard to find a person who wouldn’t hear about the musical or listen to the musical itself, if not all, then at least passages, possibly without even realizing that it was Notre Dame de Paris. It is safe to say that this musical is the most recognized and best known in the whole world. And the leading performers won worldwide acclaim.

The fame of the musical spread well before the premiere on September 16, 1998 in Paris. The official premiere was preceded by a disk with the songs of the musical, which made a splash, having won the heights of various charts in Continue reading

“Mademoiselle NITUS” – FRENCH OPERETA OF FUNNY NON-FALSE

Semi-Hispanic and semi-French, semi-writer and semi-composer,
half-virtuoso on the organ and half-clown, he was in life
that incredible dual character that later immortalized
in the image of Floridor-Celestin in Mademoiselle Nitouche.

Bernard Groon

The French composer Florimon Hervé entered the history of music as the founder of the French operetta, and Mademoiselle Nitouche became the most successful, famous and beloved. This operetta is a collection of funny absurdities. The author put into his work a leaven of “foolishness”, proudly trampling too sober, and therefore too boring, “common sense”. In 1845, Florimon Hervé won the competition for an organist’s place in the church of Saint-Estache (Paris). At the same time, he worked in a musical theater. The author actually portrayed a situation from his life Continue reading

A BEAUTIFUL TALE WITH A DEEP SENSE IN THE SLEEPING BEAUTY BALLET

The tale of the French writer Charles Pierrot “Sleeping Beauty”, as it turned out, hides many secrets. At least, the creators of the ballet of the same name – composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreographer Marius Petipa and director of the imperial theaters Ivan Vsevolozhsky, who became the author of libretto and costumes – filled the work with hidden meaning, elusive for a superficial look.

One thing is certain with confidence: the ballet Sleeping Beauty is far from a naive tale for children.

Political motives
The director of the imperial theaters, Prince Ivan Aleksandrovich Vsevolozhsky, gave the idea to put Sleeping Beauty. Former attaché at the Russian embassy in Paris, he adored everything French and actively supported the course of Tsar Alexander III towards the rapprochement of the two countries. Continue reading

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RUSSIAN MAESTRO MICHAEL GLINKA
Mikhail Glinka entered the history of world music as the founder of Russian national opera. His composing talent was not always approved, sometimes criticized and ridiculed, but the composer passed…

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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…

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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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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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