grace of manners
The musical Notre-Dame de Paris is, above all, a spectacle. And this is fifty songs about love, amazing voices, melodic music that combines French chanson and gypsy motifs. Notre Dame captures from the first second. From the first second until the curtain. Now it’s hard to find a person who wouldn’t hear about the musical or listen to the musical itself, if not all, then at least passages, possibly without even realizing that it was Notre Dame de Paris. It is safe to say that this musical is the most recognized and best known in the whole world. And the leading performers won worldwide acclaim.
The fame of the musical spread well before the premiere on September 16, 1998 in Paris. The official premiere was preceded by a CD with the songs of the musical, which made a splash, having won the heights of various charts in many countries. The most famous song of the musical “Belle” became an independent world hit and received several music awards. Of course, after such success of the released album, the premiere was waited impatiently, and not in vain. The musical was a huge success and even got into the Guinness Book of Records, as the most visited in its first year on stage. Continue reading
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 prompted Strauss to write operettas. One day, while talking with the composer Offenbach accidentally remarked: “Why do you, dear Strauss, stop writing waltzes and start writing operettas?” They claim that Strauss liked the idea very much, and now we can enjoy the magnificent operettas written by the composer. The story of the creation of the operetta “The Bat” confirms that the path from the script to the play is sometimes difficult.
The operetta’s plot was based on the play Revelon (Eve Ball, or Clock with a Fight), the authors of which were famous playwrights Melyak and Halevi, who also wrote the script Carmen, a famous opera by Georges Bizet. Strauss really liked the script, so he wrote the operetta with great enthusiasm. And although he worked mainly at night, he finished it in record time – in 6 weeks or in 42 nights !! Continue reading
Modern Talking is a cult band. Its members have earned such fame, because their songs are recognizable by the first chords and are pulled to the dance floor. More than 100 million records sold say a lot. No one was more successful at Eurodisc than the guys at Modern Talking.
Could Thomas Anders have thought during the studio recording of the song “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” that this composition will fundamentally change his whole life. It was their first song and instant hit in the biggest hits.
In the early 1980s, the Eurodisc style only appeared, and with it the composer Dieter Bohlen. At that time he worked in a music publishing house and almost everything that sounded in Germany was written by him. Dieter’s voice was not outstanding, but his composing abilities quickly helped him to his feet. Bolen realized that for complete success, he lacked English-language compositions and a singer whose voice could make real hits out of his songs. Continue reading