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
This opera singer considered Mephistopheles’s part in the opera Faust by Charles Gounod to be his favorite, and therefore his nickname appeared consonant – Myth. But the life of Vasily Slipak lived, albeit short, but as heroic as mythological characters. He gave the audience a rare and exceptional singing art. He was considered a real vocal miracle, and many teachers simply dreamed of working with Vasily in his class.
Vasily Slipak was an extremely gifted opera singer; he possessed a subtle and limitless voice vibrato that drove the audience crazy. It was impossible to understand how such a powerful voice fits in such a slender and young performer. Famous teachers did not even want to classify his voice, calling it unique. In his forties, Vasily Slipak was an opera singer known throughout Europe, performed leading roles in many productions, had tremendous prospects, but when the war broke out in his homeland, he could not stay away … Continue reading
Hearing the name of this artist, most music lovers will immediately remember the famous “Smereka”, “Bird of Happiness” and “Raspberry Ringer”. Although some of the singer’s admirers prefer such hits as “Galina” and “Hour of Red Water”. Some with nostalgia will remember “Dance on the Drum”, “Girl from Apartment 45”, “If the City Dances”. In a word, everyone will like some hit of the talented and charismatic Nikolai Gnatyuk. The statuses invented by the press like “stars”, “recognized masters”, “stage legends”, “pop classics” Nikolai does not welcome. He has his own explanation of popular love and popularity: “God gave, and now he has become …”.
14 kilometers to the dream
This simple rural boy was lucky enough to see different countries in life, gather concert halls, perform on the same stage with the best performers of the country, pass the test of popularity, first succumb to temptations, but then still find the strength in himself not to be sidelined by singer Nikolai Gnatyukzhizni and creativity. Continue reading
The vocal abilities of this singer span five octaves. With her unique voice, she has long fascinated music lovers around the world. And now she is rightly called one of the most influential artists of our time. Songs performed by Celine Dion can penetrate the deepest nooks of the soul, making you think about the main thing. But this was not always the case, and at first no one believed in the talent of the 12-year-old girl. No one … except producer Rene Angelil. When he first heard her voice, he even shed a tear and realized that such a gift only needs to be developed, this precious diamond should be cut in order to become a real diamond in the world of music.
The youngest of 14
Celine Dion was the youngest child in a large Canadian family. It would seem that the girl should have been glad at least that she managed with small hands to reach the favorite cheese sandwiches remaining from older children, not to mention the piano. However, parents adored their 14 children, singer Celine Dion none of them felt a lack of attention and care. In addition, a cult of music reigned in the family, so creativity was instilled in offspring from the cradle. Continue reading
Adriano Celentano – a unique phenomenon on the stage. All the artist’s universities are in the 5th grade of an elementary school and watchmaker’s workshop. But before this ingenious self-taught, film masters take off their hat. This is Adriano Celentano. The idol of Italian and Russian women admits that she loves to bake buns, repair watches and longs to live “a calm life of an ordinary person.” The famous Italian actor and singer Adriano Celentano for many years at the zenith of popularity.
If not for Elvis Presley …
Adriano was born on January 6, 1938 on the outskirts of Milan in a family of poor peasants. His first realized dream was “to earn a lot, a lot of money to provide for all the relatives” who came to Milan in search of work and good luck. In the evenings, the large Celentano family went out onto the porch and sang Italian folk songs. And Adriano sat aside and listened: naturally weak lungs, as well as the elephant, which, in his opinion, stepped on his ear in early childhood, did not allow the little boy to participate in public concerts. Continue reading