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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BORN TO WIN Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet entered the history of music thanks to one very popular work. Experienced people argue that such cases are infrequent. Fate gave such a chance to Georges Bizet, who…

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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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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 prompted Strauss to write operettas. One day, while talking with the composer Offenbach casually remarked: “Why do you, dear Strauss, stop writing waltzes and start writing operettas?” They claim that Strauss really liked the idea, and now we can enjoy the magnificent operettas written by the composer. The story of the creation of the operetta “The Bat” confirms that the path from the script to the play is sometimes difficult.

The operetta storyline was based on the play Revelon (Eve Ball, or Clock with a Fight), the authors of which were famous playwrights Melyak and Halevi, who also wrote the script Carmen, a famous opera by Georges Bizet. Strauss Continue reading

“GREAT SYMPHONY” FRANZ SCHUBERT
Throughout his life and long enough after his death, Franz Schubert was the personification of a misunderstood genius who did not achieve recognition. His music was admired only by friends…

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“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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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…

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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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