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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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CLAUDIA SHULZHENKO - THE LEGEND OF TIME
More than 30 years ago, Claudia Ivanovna Shulzhenko’s heart stopped beating. And it is not at all important that the younger generation knows about it by hearsay. The main thing…

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UNCONONENT KING ELVIS PRESLEY
Elvis Presley was able to fulfill the great American dream - a slum boy became a millionaire. Although many did not even know what was hidden under a beautiful image.…

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JOHN LENNON – IDLE AT ALL TIMES

Who was John Lennon? Neither his contemporaries, nor we could give a definite answer. Many consider him a man who, with all his essence and musical talent, served the cause of peace and the fight against violence.

However, success in show business and entertainment industry has its price. John Lennon paid it in full.

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LYUDMILA GURCHENKO – MADAM ELEGANCE

Lyudmila Gurchenko half a century ago became a popular favorite, truly a superstar. Diva of the national cinema has overcome a difficult path, earning success and recognition. Whatever Ludmila Gurchenko did, she didn’t know what it meant to save effort. “When I step on the stage and hear your applause, it’s like a rise in the sky, a flap of wings.”

All celebrities sought her attention, but there were times when Lyudmila Markovna was not noticed and was considered to be a close-minded provincial who dared to consider herself a person in art. Continue reading

EVGENY MARTYNOV – SWAN OF THE SOVIET VARIETY

Coming from a simple family, Yevgeny Martynov managed to graduate with honors from the music and pedagogical institute, where teachers gave him the nickname “Gift” for his unique talent. A few years after graduation, he came to Moscow, becoming a real gift for millions of Soviet people. His pure and bright lyrical songs were sounded almost daily from all repeaters, giving listeners joy and faith in a bright tomorrow. Continue reading

“ALL OR NOTHING!” – MARIA CALLAS

Maria Callas was amazingly beautiful. She was admired, feared. However, with all her genius and controversy, she always remained a woman who wanted to be loved and needed. In 1957, the Greek singer was on top of fame. She just turned 34. Her figure has gained amazing slimness after three years earlier she lost half the weight. The world’s best couturiers dreamed of Callas appearing in the toilets they had created. Continue reading

ROMINA POWER and AL BANO - “PELICHITA” FOR TWO
Romina Power and Al Bano sang many love songs. Love is a song for two. If she is happy, then the melody will be lively and fun. But it’s worth…

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Evgeny Svetlanov - conductor, who is subject to Music
Yevgeny Svetlanov (1928 - 2002) - an outstanding conductor, composer and pianist. For 45 years he worked at the Bolshoi Theater, combining this tremendous creative activity with the leadership of…

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WORLD OF MOTHER: "SINGING IS FIRST OF ALL!"
Mireille Mathieu is a flawless page haircut, sleek eyebrows, invariably coral lipstick. She seems to be the same eternal impersonation of France as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and champagne.…

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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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