FERENTZ SHEET - HUMAN COMET
Ferenc Liszt lived 75 years. Is it a lot or a little? He could have done more, but, apparently, he burned himself, trying to catch too much. And he had…

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GENIUS AND WONDERKIND WOLFGANG AMADEI MOZART
Mozart managed to conquer all the musical heights that were available at that time, but this did not bring him success in life. Unfortunately, only a few contemporaries could appreciate…

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"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…

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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 will understand that classical music not only does not die. On the contrary, classical music still has the magical power to touch hearts and transform sounds into feelings. Benjamin Zander does not just live on a musical nerve, all his emotions are shaped by musical breathing and rhythm. Zander is not only a conductor, teacher and lecturer, he is the music itself, piercing you Continue reading

“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 sparkling musical joke and ascribes it to her composition by Joaquino Rossini. Only now the composer himself did not realize that he became the author of this work.

Cats are performed on “Hurray!”
The Duet of Cats is a famous performance, a win-win encore for any vocal concert. It always ensures success, especially when it is performed by brilliant singers and also actors – the audience is delighted!

The duet was repeatedly recorded by prominent performers. There are recordings of Victoria de los Angeles and Continue reading

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

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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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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“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…

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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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