METALLICA - HEAVY METAL MUSHKETERS
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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…

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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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Sleeping Beauty

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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GREAT SON OF THE EARTH DONETSK SERGEY PROKOFIEV
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