For some, the name Giuseppe Verdi means the whole world, but someone may have just been touched by one of his operas, say Rigoletto, and therefore there was a desire to find out a little more about the person who wrote this music. Verdi’s life, not a musician, is elevated to the level of myths and legends. He became a national pride, a symbol of the unity of Italy. And as a musician and composer, Verdi became the unsurpassed hero of Italian opera.
Childhood Giuseppe Verdi and the first teachers
Giuseppe Verdi’s life was full of historical events, amazing people, tragedy and incredible success. All this has become the basis for the birth of myths, which are often difficult to separate from real facts. The date of birth of the great maestro is reliably known. On October 10, 1813, a son was born to Carlo Verdi and Luigi Uttini, who, at birth, composer Continue reading
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 and relatives, and most of the works were discovered and published many years after his untimely death.
Frustrated, ever in need, Schubert created divine music. Being not very happy, remaining lonely and feeling isolated from the whole world, he wrote marvelous music filled with freshness. So who was this short, shortsighted, short-lived wanderer, who was named Franz Peter Schubert at birth?
The youngest of sons
The Schubert family hails from Austrian Silesia. The composer’s father moved to Vienna and after a while became the Continue reading
“Tin horror on his face,
There is soot, wax is minced,
The head does not hold at all.
And quietly Chaplin says … ”
Huge boots. Bowler and cane. Mustache in the shape of a shoe brush. No actor, if he is not a genius, will be able to create an immortal image with the help of such insignificant things. The unsurpassed mime proved to the whole world Continue reading