Isaac Dunaevsky is considered to be a classic of the Soviet operetta and the best of the masters of the Soviet mass song. Known even after more than half a century, the hits “My country is wide, my heart,” “Heart, you do not want peace …”, “Oh, viburnum is blooming …”, “What you were, remained so …” – belong to Isaac Dunaevsky. In addition to songs, the composer has written more than a dozen operettas and ballets, as well as music for many films. Dunaevsky possessed a unique melodic gift, and his light music was perfectly combined with the symphonic genre.
Isaac Osipovich was born in the Ukrainian town of Lokhvitsa in the Poltava region on January 30, 1900. His father was a wealthy bank employee, who also had his own fruit water company. Continue reading
In her youth, Elena Surzhikova was struck by the songs of Patricia Carly “Forgive me this whim” and Margarita Velazquez “Besame Mucho”. “These are women!” She admired and once dreamed of writing her song and singing it just as well.
In life, Elena Pavlovna met interesting people, tried to imitate them. Like many, she tried to assert herself and prove to herself and others that she could take the set height. Caught on the path of life and those who did not believe in its success. Sometimes her own hands fell. All the emotions, impressions, joys of victories and sorrows gradually began to turn into songs. A childhood dream has come true.
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“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 higher musical community. George Gershwin did this miracle. He boldly dressed this extremely independent and modern lady in classic concert clothes. However, did not diminish the charm. He is the prince who took Cinderella’s hand and openly proclaimed her a princess, provoking the wonder of the world and the rage of her envious sisters, ”said American conductor Walter Damrosh about his compatriot.
The magic of music
George Gershwin’s parents did not violate customs laws when, at the end of the century before last, they moved from Continue reading