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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ISAAC DUNAEVSKY - RED MOZART
Isaac Dunaevsky is considered to be a classic of the Soviet operetta and the best of the masters of the Soviet mass song. Known even after more than half a…

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“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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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 the group “Alcoholic.”

Among all this confusion bordering on lawlessness, the group received its share of hardships and tragic events – car accidents, death, broken limbs, burns. These events were a test of strength for the group. They survived and became the gold standard of heavy metal, playing “honestly and selfishly” in the apt expression of frontman James Hetfield.

From Danish Origins
It all started in small Denmark, where Lars Ulrich, the drummer of Metallica, was born. Since childhood, keen Continue reading

“FLOWERS” ON THE ROCK MUSIC CLUB

The Flowers group has earned its place in history, if only because it has become one of the first musical groups to bring rock to the stage of the Soviet Union. All Soviet non-format within the framework of mass pop culture began precisely with this group. Dozens of famous musicians and several generations of loyal fans grew up on the work of “Flowers”.

Influenced by Woodstock
Rock group “Flowers” appeared in 1969 thanks to the efforts of the student of the Institute of Foreign Languages ​​Stas Namin – the grandson of the famous Soviet party leader Anastas Mikoyan. Stas became interested in rock music early on, and gathered his first band at the Suvorov School in 1964. The hippie movement could not remain aloof from the creative nature of Namin, and shortly after the legendary festival, Stas Namin’s group “Woodstock”, he founded a group 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

Michal Oginsky
Michal Oginsky was not only a government official, but also an amateur composer. He wrote quite a few pieces of music, and some of them even became popular in the…

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GREAT SON OF THE EARTH DONETSK SERGEY PROKOFIEV
Sergei Prokofiev is considered one of the largest, influential and most performed composers of the 20th century. He was also a pianist and conductor. Two years ago, to the 120th…

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Johann Sebastian Bach - The Choice of Music
The surname Bach and the word "musician" have been synonymous in Germany for several centuries, because this ancient family gave the world 56 musicians, but only in the fifth generation…

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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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