It often happens that a musical group or solo artist becomes for many people a symbol of an entire era. Even personal memories seem to be decorated with their music, and it is already impossible to imagine the past decades without their songs.
Such a creative beacon was the “Time Machine” group, whose many years of work have influenced the formation of the worldview of millions of fans.
So it all began
Back in 1968, a rock band was formed within the walls of Moscow school number 19, which the students called The Kids. The current older generation remembers well that in those years there was rarely a school in which their vocal Continue reading
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 talented a person is, the less behind all his achievements we notice exactly the person himself. Critics and musicologists write great articles about what the composer wanted to show in a particular piece. What emotions or experiences were seething in him during the writing of the work. But, by and large, these are just guesses. For dry phrases: a talented composer, pianist, conductor and public figure, we lose the image of a person, and we see only his outer, shabby outer shell. Dmitry Shostakovich is no exception to the rule …
The personal life of the composer is of interest to many biographers, musicians, art historians and numerous fans. It is curious that, having an amazing musical talent, the gift of a virtuoso pianist – having achieved fame and recognition, Dmitry Dmitrievich Shostakovich was very unsure and timid with women. Continue reading