“Rhapsody in blues tones” by Georges Gershwin
“Lady Jazz, adorned with intriguing rhythms, walked a dancewalk through the whole world. But nowhere did she meet a knight who would introduce her as a respected guest into the…

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MAESTRO ALEXANDER ZATSEPIN
How can you imagine the 20th century without the songs of the great Alexander Zatsepin. Favorite millions of hits and songs from the comedies of Leonid Gaidai made his work…

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ALL-UNION MAESTRO RAYMOND PAULS
Raymond Pauls is a true symbol of elegance that does not change its tastes: one love for life, in clothes - only tailcoat and black and white color, in music…

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difficult character

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GIUSEPPE VERDI. VIVA, VERDI!

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

“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 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

GREAT MAGIC COMEDY CHARLIE CHAPLIN

“Tin horror on his face,
There is soot, wax is minced,
The head does not hold at all.
And quietly Chaplin says … ”

Osip Mandelstam

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

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DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH: “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!”
The true scale of the composer Dmitry Shostakovich, widely known not only in Russia, but also beyond its borders, can only be defined with the words “great, talented”. The more…

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ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER - GREAT AND FRUITFUL
Even those who are far from the world of music have probably heard at least once about the outstanding composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his immortal creations - the musicals…

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JAN FRENKEL: FOR JOY OF ALL
“Cranes” alone would have been more than enough for Jan Frenkel to enter the history of music and become a popularly loved composer. But “Russian Field”, “Old Waltz”, “Chase”, “Textile…

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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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