funny and plump
The Eagles is considered the most “American” of all American bands, as well as the third most popular and most sold record after The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
Is it not enough that after forty-odd years to retire to a well-deserved rest? But no, they are not going to leave the stage and put the tools in a corner. Still (albeit rare) they successfully tour, collecting fans’ halls.
California – The Cradle of The Eagles
They passed all stages on the path of their success – the unknown, the game on small platforms, the appearance of the first hit single, album. Then fame came, and with it money, alcohol, drugs … They all had it. “I don’t know exactly how we will remain in people’s memory. But, probably, someday people will say that we had very good songs. We are proud of ourselves only because all the members of our group are still alive, unlike many musicians of our generation, ”said Don Henley. Continue reading
“Nose” is the first opera of Dmitry Shostakovich, written in 1927-1928 on the story of the same name by Nikolai Gogol. According to the composer himself, he chose the story “Nose” because it made it possible to create satire for the era of Nicholas I. “Music in this performance does not play a self-sufficient role,” Shostakovich wrote. – Here is the emphasis on the presentation of the text. I will add that the music does not wear deliberately parody coloring. No! Despite all the comedy on the stage, the music is not comic. I think this is correct, since Gogol sets out all comic incidents in a serious tone. This is the strength and dignity of Gogol’s humor. He is not sharp. Music also tries not to poke fun. ”
The premiere of the opera Nose took place on January 18, 1930 at the Maly Opera House. Having received many unfriendly reviews from critics, the work was shown sixteen times during the year, and then removed from the repertoire. After the publication of the score “Nose” in 1962 in Vienna, opera began to be staged in various foreign theaters. Only in 1974, the opera Nose was again staged in the USSR, on the stage of the Moscow Chamber Musical Theater under the direction of Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Then, after a 30-year hiatus, the opera was staged at the Mariinsky Theater. On the stage of foreign theaters, the work of Dmitry Shostakovich continues to enjoy continued success. Continue reading
More than 170 years have passed since the birth of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Hundreds of books have been written about the great composer, published in different languages around the world. It would seem that all or almost everything is known about the life and work of the composer, and his musical style and innovation have been investigated to the last note. The life of the great composer was filled with many interesting facts. He was always accompanied by a train of gossip and rumors, intensified after death.
Oh that music!
He was born on May 7, 1840 in the factory village of Votkinsk in Udmurtia. Tchaikovsky’s father was a respectable man, he served as the head of the plant in the Urals and maintained a significant family. Yes, and fed poor relatives. Peter, at home Pierre, Petrusha, grew quiet and tearful. Only very close people, like the governess and the teacher Fani, could notice in him something unusual, stormy fantasy, hidden inner passions in this “glass boy”. Music wounded his heart at the age of five, although it was not a live performance, but a fashionable little thing, a mechanical organ that played several tunes. Continue reading