This composer composed various spiritual works, but did not admit to anyone that he dreamed of operetta. Then he nevertheless created 80 operettas, although he already dreamed of completing a symphony-oratorio. Over time, Florimon Herve was recognized as the father of the operetta, but the addictions of the eccentric creator always doubled, as, indeed, his whole life. A gifted singer, composer, actor and playwright was eccentric and unpredictable. Nobody knew about his double life, nor about the plots of his best operettas in a madhouse, becoming the most fun and mocking composer of the second half of the 19th century and creating a perky satirical genre.
On the way to church
Little is known about Florimon Herve’s childhood and youth. He was born in the small town of Uden in northern France on June 30, 1825, and received the name Florimon Ronge. The boy had a beautiful voice, so from an early age he sang in the church choir. Continue reading
Of all the epithets that the press and critics have ever awarded The Doors, the most appropriate would be “original.”
She really burst into rock music with an extraordinary whirlwind, swiftly swept along the top of the charts and died so unexpectedly after the death of her charismatic leader. However, many The Doors compositions still inspire musicians, haunt fans and push for dangerous experiments.
The birth of a legend
More than one book has been written about the history of The Doors; films and documentaries have been shot. The milestones of the formation of the musical collective can be traced step by step, and only two of the current living members of the group know what really happened. However, fans are unlikely to ever learn all the secrets and mysteries of this iconic group, because the legend cannot be destroyed, otherwise there will be no symbol of freedom and intransigence. 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