Paul McCartney - KNIGHT OF ROCK MUSIC
This musician does not need a detailed introduction. In any country in the world, even people far from music have heard Paul McCartney’s name at least once in their life…

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Opera "Nose", D. Shostakovich
"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…

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Late happiness Luciano Pavarotti
When Luciano Pavarotti appeared on the stage, the audience froze in anticipation, and it seemed to every woman: he sings just for her. The great performer had many fans who…

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grace of manners

Yves Montand. WOMEN OF HIS LIFE

Yves Montand took everything from life that she gave him. He was devilishly jealous. In rage, he could say a lot of superfluous, but, having calmed down, to find and pronounce the necessary words so affectionately and passionately that his beloved forgave him. They adored him for the seething frantic energy in movements and gestures, for the eyes radiating radiant light, for the tonality of his beautiful voice, for the gentle and strong hugs that give rise to the passion that turns the soul and pierces the heart.

Or did you choose?
Ivo Livi was born on October 13, 1921. He began working at age 13 as an assistant hairdresser, and then as a docker in the port. He performed as a singer in small variety shows and restaurants, and then in the Parisian Folin-Berger and Moulin Rouge.

At the age of seventeen, Ivo Levy first appeared on the stage under the pseudonym Yves Montand. Singer Yves Montan (“Montan” comes from a phrase in the peculiar Italian-French dialect “Willow, Montage” (“Ivo, go home!”), – so his mother called him home in childhood). Yves’ parents were wary of their son’s occupation, but 50 francs a week were a convincing argument for continuing their singing career. At the end of 1938, Ivo first performed songs in a movie theater before the start of the show. Continue reading

A BEAUTIFUL TALE WITH A DEEP MEANING 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 "AIDA" - INTERNATIONAL TRIUMPH GIUSEPPE VERDI
The opera Aida was written more than 140 years ago. Its premiere took place on December 24, 1871 in Cairo with a huge triumph, and still the work does not…

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"JESUS CHRIST - SUPERSTAR" - A MASTERPIECE BECOMING A LEGEND
Rock opera Jesus Christ - superstar "Jesus Christ - Superstar" - one of the most famous and greatest rock operas in the world, with a rather long history, which has…

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THE SALTON OF ITALY - TOTO CUTUNO
No matter how strange it may look, this singer and composer, whose world fame came from the song “L’italiano”, is more popular and loved abroad than in his homeland. Of…

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Mugham
MUGAM is the main form (genre) of Azerbaijani professional music of oral tradition. Part of the pan-eastern culture of macamata. The poetic basis of Mugam is the gazelles of classical…

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