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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“SIMPLE CZECH MUSICIAN” ANTONIN DVORAK
An independent talent, formed under adverse circumstances and victoriously emerged from a difficult struggle. Antonin Dvořák is undoubtedly the most famous Czech of all time. He succeeded in the fact…

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Yuri Rozum: “Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”
Pianist, People's Artist of Russia, Professor and Teacher of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music and the A.G. Schnittke told Kultura.RF portal that it’s a “dog business” in music, why…

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Igor Butman: “Jazz can be compared only with jazz”
Igor Butman told the Kultura.RF portal about what kind of music he was listening to, what “Russian jazz” is and what foreign musicians can learn from us. - Igor Mikhailovich,…

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MUSIC OF MUSICIAN NICCOLO PAGANINI

One of the most prominent personalities of the musical history of Niccolò Paganini, despite his rather demonic appearance, has never lacked fans. He was not even 20 when a rich and distinguished mistress appeared, taking the young virtuoso to the “rest” estate after the concerts. Up to 40 years old, he selected women for himself according to three criteria: large breasts, slender waists and long legs … It is thanks to these women that there is a great musical heritage.

The Joys of Freedom by Niccolò Paganini
In all the capitals of Europe at the beginning of the 19th century, portraits of a strange man appeared. A pale, wax-like face, tangled black hair, a big hooked nose, eyes burning like embers and a huge scarf wrapping the entire upper half of the body. When looking at the portrait, people whispered: “It looks like a devil.” This was the maestro Paganini – the composer and violinist, who had no equal, is not and hardly will be. Journalists blamed the musician for all mortal sins, added fuel to the fire and the church. A train of awkward “revelations” accompanied Niccolò across Europe. Well, the maestro was more interested in his own work. Continue reading

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 Imre Kalman, who worked in the light genre of the Viennese operetta, manage to achieve such unprecedented success? Everything is simple – his works are considered a win-win option for all musical theaters. It is enough to put his operetta on the stage, and the theater is guaranteed to have its own audience. 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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Pioneers of Russian chanson
In the Russian music industry of the 1990s, the concept of “Russian chanson” was a substitute for the inconvenient term “blatant song”. But in the first half of the 20th…

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