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.
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
For almost 50 years, Cher remains one of the most successful women in show business. Singer, actress, author, director. Possessing such a voice performers in the world can be counted on the fingers. Cher belongs to the galaxy of singers of the 1970s who retained the title of “superstar” in the 2000s.
Once her name sounded a little longer – Sherilin Sargsyan La Pierre. The future megastar was born in California on May 20, 1946. She grew up in Los Angeles, where her mother earned a living by playing films and television. Therefore, Sherilyn had an idea of show business since childhood.
She was increasingly interested in music, theater and cinema. Her first idol was Audrey Hepburn – just because the singer Sherkak now says Cher, she was not a blonde. The indefatigable mother made four more attempts to arrange her personal life, but all to no avail. So it would be worth living for mother Cher and her two daughters in poverty, if not for one decent gentleman – the vice president of a small bank. Thanks God, thanks to my stepfather, life has improved … Continue reading
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 course, in Italy everyone knows Toto Cutugno, they sing his songs, but it was on the Apennines that the performer’s work was constantly smashed to pieces without finding something original in the compositions of Cutugno. But the paradox is that the audience never agreed with their opinion – Toto was and remains the favorite of the public, who became the face of the San Remo festival, introducing a new hit on it almost every year, and then disappearing from his native stage until the next season .
Sea and music
On July 7, 1943, a boy was born in the Tuscan town of Fozdinovo in the Kutuno family, who was named Salvatore, but mother Olga called her son Toto from childhood. Under this name, he later became a famous singer. The childhood and singer Toto Kutunoyunyutno years of Kutuno passed in the port city of La Spezia, where they transferred the father of Domenico Kutuno – a naval sailor. Father’s love for the sea was also transmitted to his children. Toto still could not stand confidently on his feet, but in the water he felt like a fish, and later disappeared on city beaches, dreaming of distant travels and deep feelings. Continue reading