USSR DAUGHTER ALEXANDER PAKHMUTOV
Lev Leshchenko named Alexander Pakhmutov the composer of the century. We think that not only people of the Soviet generation will agree with this, but also those who, over the…

Continue reading →

“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…

Continue reading →

LOVED IN JAZZ YURI SAULSKY
The unique compositional style of Yuri Saulsky is recognizable from the first chords, and his songs helped to light up more than one pop star of the Soviet period. A…

Continue reading →

musical history

OPERA “BAT” – DIFFICULTIES OF EASY GENRE

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

WISE PROSTAK OLEG ANOFRIEV

Fate gave Oleg Anofriev many different roles. He brilliantly made the seemingly incredible – in one film he created more than ten brilliant images. He had what distinguished him from many. Nature gave him a wonderful voice, which almost everyone knows in our country. As a rule, his stage or song hero is a simple, ordinary guy, he is always “ours”, familiar, seen somewhere, possibly living among us. Oleg Anofriev called him “my wise simpleton.”

Military childhood of Oleg Anofriev
However, the “simpleton” is not so simple. The future actor, singer and composer Oleg Anofriev, a hereditary Muscovite by birth, was born in Gelendzhik on July 20, 1930. As he himself joked, by mistake. The fact is that his dad, the head physician of one of the largest Moscow factories, was sent to the sanatorium for the summer and took his Continue reading

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 the era of romanticism, and his name is on a par with Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt.

He was forbidden to love, ordered to forget about Clara Vick … But he still married for love. The wife was not only talented, a spouse to match, but also devoted to him until his death …

Become a genius for a start
Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810, in Zwickau (Germany). He was raised, surrounded by admiration and adoration. After all, the boy from early childhood showed extraordinary abilities in literature and music. However, after Continue reading

UNDER SKY OF AQUARIUM
Sometimes, in order to say in concise and succinct phrases about a group, its place in the musical horizon, and its role in the life of fans, you need to…

...

ANTONIO VIVALDI - ITALIAN BACH
It took humanity almost two centuries to learn, understand and appreciate the music of the great Antonio Vivaldi again, because soon after his death he was unjustly oblivious. In the…

...

"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…

...

JOURNEY ON THE “TIME MACHINE”
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,…

...