Everyone loves classical music.
Just some do not know about it.
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
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
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