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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“Rhapsody in blues tones” by Georges Gershwin
“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…

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MUSES OF MUSICIAN NIKKOLO PAGANINI
One of the most prominent personalities in the musical history of Niccolo Paganini, despite the rather demonic appearance, has never lacked fans. He was not even 20 when a rich…

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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

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…

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“DUET CATS” FOR TWO VOICES AND PIANO
A comic vocal piece for two voices (usually soprano) with piano accompaniment (there are also orchestrations) “The Cat Duet” depicts two mewing cats. The whole world knows and loves this…

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ISAAC DUNAEVSKY - RED MOZART
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…

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ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER - GREAT AND FRUITFUL
Even those who are far from the world of music have probably heard at least once about the outstanding composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his immortal creations - the musicals…

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