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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OPERA “BAT” - DIFFICULTIES OF EASY GENRE
The Bat is one of the most unsurpassed creations of not only the author, Johann Strauss Jr., but one of the most amazing operettas. According to unconfirmed rumors, Jean Offenbach…

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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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the Shchedrin

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

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 special path of the work of the composer-songwriter is orchestral pop-jazz music. It was this stylistic tandem that turned out to be Saulsky’s real discovery. Films, ballets, musicals, performances and many other directions were under the power of his musical talent.

Young copycat
Legend of domestic jazz, innovator and progressive composer. All this is Yuri Saulsky. He was born in a family of Moscow intellectuals on October 23, 1928. Mom sang in the Alexander Sveshnikov Academic Choir, and Dad was a lawyer and played the piano beautifully. The father introduced his son to the classics, but the boy raved about jazz Continue reading

RODION SHCHEDRIN – KING OF THE MODERN ORCHESTRA

Great music should be accessible to a large audience – under this motto, the great composer of the second half of the 20th century and the present, Rodion Shchedrin, creates. None of his contemporaries have been able to develop the themes of their native country so widely in their work. Almost all of his ballets and operas are written on the stories of prominent writers – Chekhov, Gogol, Nabokov, Tolstoy, Leskov, and professional musicians call Shchedrin the king of a modern orchestra.

Since childhood, next to the great
The creative fate of the composer has developed under the influence of the family. His father – Konstantin Shchedrin – had absolute pitch and unique ability to remember kmpositor Rodion Shchedrinmuzyku after the first listening. Once Continue reading

MAESTRO ALEXANDER ZATSEPIN
How can you imagine the 20th century without the songs of the great Alexander Zatsepin. Favorite millions of hits and songs from the comedies of Leonid Gaidai made his work…

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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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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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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…

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