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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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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LAST ORPHEUS MUSLIM MAGOMAEV
Absolutely sincerely, without much pathos, Muslim Magomayev was called the golden voice of the era. The one who left, but thanks to his songs lives in the hearts of millions…

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music of oral tradition

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 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.

Sweet beginning
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

TINA TURNER – SIMPLY THE BEST

More than 70 years ago, a certain Anna May Bullock was born in the small American town of Nat Bush, Tennessee. She loved to sing from early childhood. The first scene for Tina Turner was the nightclubs of her hometown of Brownsville. And who then could have imagined that this girl after not so much time would become the queen of rock and roll and a living legend.

Winner of eight Grammy awards, the title of Queen of Rock and Roll, the most successful rock singer of all time, like 50 years ago, the singer goes on stage in miniskirts. And not in vain, because according to the results of many surveys, her legs were recognized as the most beautiful in show business.

Tina Turner is a unique person in the world of music, who has millions of fans of all ages. If they do not like her, they respect her. Success came to Tina quite late, but what a success! Continue reading

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 and modern poets. Monodial mugham art has developed over many centuries, transmitted from generation to generation.

The teaching method is based on auditory perception, memorization and creative comprehension of mugham information transmitted from the master (ustad) to the student (shagird). Cyclic mugam compositions are embodied in small and large instrumental (solo) and vocal-instrumental (ensemble) forms. The mugham composition is based on frets (modes), each of which has a characteristic final melodic formula (ayag).

An important feature of Azerbaijani Mugam is the improvisation of a metrically free ornamental melody within the framework of a certain canon. Performers also have some freedom in composing a mugam composition (selection of parts, their sequence and quantity). Depending on local characteristics, time (season, time of day) of performance, talent of the performer is the same. mugams can have different options. Mugam schools are preserved: Baku, Karabakh, Shirvan, etc. Continue reading

ABBA - A POP-PHENOMENON OF THE XX CENTURY
Agneta Feltskog, Bjorn Ulveus, Benny Andersson, Annie-Fried (Frida) Lingstad. What are these names talking about? Often about nothing. But if you add the first letters of the names, you get…

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GENESIS - Pioneers of Art Rock
The development of rock music in general and its intellectual direction in particular is impossible to imagine without the British band Genesis. It was she who turned into the channel…

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METALLICA - HEAVY METAL MUSHKETERS
Fans of the legendary Metallica are so dedicated and uncompromising that they can be compared to religious adoration. Legends circulated about their booze during the tour, and journalists called the…

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Patriarch of music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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.…

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