BORN SUCCESSFUL. CATHY MELUA
They write about Katie Melua as the most successful British singer of Georgian origin. Here, probably, is the case when a person is born with a serious baggage of knowledge…

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Listen to congenial
Music critic Ilya Ovchinnikov believes that the tradition of starting an acquaintance with the classics through the music of Bach and Mozart is not entirely true. After all, there are…

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Composer Alexander Pakhmutova
Alexandra Pakhmutova is a popularly respected and beloved composer. Her works have become a symbol of the Soviet era. Now it is impossible to imagine the culture of the country…

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dreamed of singing and tried

Claude Francois – Non-extinguishing Star of the French Stage

“Live from” OLYMPIA! “Only the best songs performed by the unique Claude Francois!” French radio listeners first heard this name in the early 60s of the last century. Since then, you can always find a radio station on the air that broadcasts the song “Comme d’habitude”, which means “As usual” in French.

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LARISA MONDRUS, OR JUST LARISSA
Larisa Mondrus is called the number one star of Soviet pop music of the late 1960s and early 70s. And the first thing that pops up in my memory is…

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How to start listening to Bach
“The Well-Tempered Clavier” is probably the most perfect piece in the history of music: two cycles of 24 preludes and fugues in all existing keys. The first Prelude in C…

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Swing
The most extensive and fertile region when it comes to the great jazz performers of the 20th century. Swing appeared in the 20s and remained unusually popular right up to…

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