“SIMPLE CZECH MUSICIAN” ANTONIN DVORZHAK
An independent talent, formed under adverse circumstances and triumphantly emerged from a difficult struggle. G. Laroche Antonin Dvořák is undoubtedly the most famous Czech of all time. He succeeded in…

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BORN TO WIN Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet entered the history of music thanks to one very popular work. Experienced people argue that such cases are infrequent. Fate gave such a chance to Georges Bizet, who…

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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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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

“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 Nitouche.

Bernard Groon

The French composer Florimon Hervé entered the history of music as the founder of the French operetta, and Mademoiselle Nitouche became the most successful, famous and beloved. This operetta is a collection of funny absurdities. The author put into his work a leaven of “foolishness”, proudly trampling too sober, and therefore too boring, “common sense”. In 1845, Florimon Hervé won the competition for an organist’s place in the church of Saint-Estache (Paris). At the same time, he worked in a musical theater. The author actually portrayed a situation from his life Continue reading

A BEAUTIFUL TALE WITH A DEEP SENSE IN THE SLEEPING BEAUTY BALLET

The tale of the French writer Charles Pierrot “Sleeping Beauty”, as it turned out, hides many secrets. At least, the creators of the ballet of the same name – composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreographer Marius Petipa and director of the imperial theaters Ivan Vsevolozhsky, who became the author of libretto and costumes – filled the work with hidden meaning, elusive for a superficial look.

One thing is certain with confidence: the ballet Sleeping Beauty is far from a naive tale for children.

Political motives
The director of the imperial theaters, Prince Ivan Aleksandrovich Vsevolozhsky, gave the idea to put Sleeping Beauty. Former attaché at the Russian embassy in Paris, he adored everything French and actively supported the course of Tsar Alexander III towards the rapprochement of the two countries. Continue reading

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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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HOUSE OF ROBERT SCHUMAN IN WHICH MUSIC
They told Robert Schuman: leave the music ... But he did not listen to anyone and yet he reached the heights. He became one of the most prominent composers of…

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RUSSIAN MAESTRO MICHAEL GLINKA
Mikhail Glinka entered the history of world music as the founder of Russian national opera. His composing talent was not always approved, sometimes criticized and ridiculed, but the composer passed…

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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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