Sergei Prokofiev is considered one of the largest, influential and most performed composers of the 20th century. He was also a pianist and conductor. Two years ago, to the 120th anniversary of the birth of the great composer, concerts and festivals were organized in Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany and other countries with which the name of the master is associated. Donbass, where the musician was born and his childhood passed, declared 2011 the Year of Prokofiev.
Controversy often flared up around the work of this composer, since eccentricity and originality always cause a controversial reaction. However, not only fans of Prokofiev feel the power and brightness of his talent. What is now Continue reading
We can say with confidence that, contrary to the common saying, nature had no time to rest on a child of genius when Maxim Dunaevsky was born. He had to combine all the creative potential of both parents – outstanding and extraordinary people. He successfully coped with this, becoming a famous composer. Many songs by Maxim Dunaevsky (“Call me, call!”, “The Wind of Change”, “Everything Passes”, “Fortune Teller”) are enjoyed by people of different ages on different continents, because they are surprisingly melodic and amazingly positive. It is for this reason that it’s hard not to fall in love with his work.
Maxim Isaakovich wrote hundreds of songs in his life, was a composer in several dozens of his favorite films, the author of musicals, his name thundered throughout the Soviet Union and now Dunaevsky’s music is in demand – famous performers of the CIS countries have worked and continue to work with him. Continue reading