KING OPERETTA IMRE CALMAN
In the 1930s, the name of this composer was on the lips of all music lovers of the world. Even the followers of the classics sang his melodies. How did…

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JUZEPPE VERDI. VIVA, VERDI!
For some, the name of Giuseppe Verdi means the whole world, and someone, perhaps, was simply touched by one of his operas, say, Rigoletto, and therefore there was a desire…

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LOVE IN JAZZ YURI SAULSKY
Yuri Saulsky's unique composer style is recognizable from the first chords, and his songs helped to light more than one pop star of the Soviet period. The special path of…

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allowed him to play the organ

The Unsurpassed King of Waltz Johann Straus

Dance melodies, which were called foot music, were condescending in any era. Operas, oratorios and symphonies were always considered noble genres, while all kinds of quadrille, waltzes and polkas were attributed to second-rate creations because of their entertaining nature. And only one Austrian composer managed to change this musical hierarchy, raising the melodies for dancing to previously unattainable symphonic heights. His name is Johann Strauss. Continue reading

MAESTRO ALEXANDER ZATSEPIN
Is it possible to imagine the 20th century without the songs of the great Alexander Zatsepin. Favorite millions of hits and songs from the comedies of Leonid Gaidai made his…

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How to listen to Stravinsky
In 2017, the world music community celebrates 135 years since the birth of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. He became one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century and one…

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USSR DAUGHTER ALEXANDER Pakhmutov
The composer of the century called Alexander Pakhmutova Lev Leschenko. We think that not only people of the Soviet generation will agree with this, but also those who over the…

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BELLA AHMADULINA - THE BURNING PEARL OF THE SILVER AGE
In the late 1950s, when the popular passion for poetry was experiencing a new surge, a fragile figure of a powerful poet Bella Akhmadulina appeared on the literary horizon. She…

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