ELENA SURZHIKOVA: "I DO NOT LIE!"
In her youth, Elena Surzhikova was struck by the songs of Patricia Carly “Forgive me this whim” and Margarita Velazquez “Besame Mucho”. “These are women!” She admired and once dreamed…

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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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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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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

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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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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KNIGHT OF OPERATION FLORIMON HERVE
This composer composed various spiritual works, but did not admit to anyone that he dreamed of operetta. Then he nevertheless created 80 operettas, although he already dreamed of completing a…

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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.…

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