DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH: “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!”
The true scale of the composer Dmitry Shostakovich, widely known not only in Russia but also beyond its borders, can only be defined with the words “great, talented”. The more…

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MADONNA - THE QUEEN OF POP MUSIC
In musical culture, personalities of this magnitude rarely appear, the more valuable is their contribution to world history. Perhaps it sounds rather pathetic, but we were lucky to live at…

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The Bat, Johann Strauss Jr.
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…

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“DRUMMER” NIKOLAI GNATYUK

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

CANADIAN DIVA SELIN DION

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

THE UNBEATABLE KING OF WALSA JOHANN STRAUS

Dance melodies, which were called music for the feet, were treated condescendingly in any era. Opera, oratorios and symphonies have always been considered noble genres, but all kinds of quadrille, waltzes and polkas were classified as second-rate creations because of their entertaining nature. And only one Austrian composer managed to change this musical hierarchy, raising melodies for dances to previously unattainable symphonic heights. His name is Johann Strauss. He wrote almost half a thousand works. The works of the talented Strauss Jr. sounded in all corners of the world and continue to occupy a leading position in the repertoire of many theaters.

Rival son
Josef Lanner and Johann Strauss Sr. are considered to be the founders of the “Waltz Dynasty”. Their art seemed unattainable to many. But this was so until their main rival appeared on the horizon. Ironically, they became the composer Johann Strauss, the son of Strauss – Johann Strauss, Jr., who was born in Vienna on October 25, 1825. Continue reading

THE BEATLES - PHENOMENAL FOUR
Surely there is not a single person in the civilized world who has ever heard of The Beatles. The phenomenon of this four is still trying to unravel music historians,…

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MODERN TALKING - GERMAN PHENOMENON
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…

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"DRUMMER" NIKOLAI GNATYUK
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…

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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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