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…

Continue reading →

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.…

Continue reading →

ANNA HERMAN - “THE WHITE ANGEL OF THE POLISH SONG”
Anna Hermann's voice is decorated with one single film - “Fate”. She will forever remain in the memory of the audience beautiful and young - wonderful Anna Herman, who sang…

Continue reading →

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 the Second World War. It was played mainly by swing bands – hefty orchestras consisting of ten people. Benny Goodman – without exaggeration, the king of swing and the founder of one of the most famous big bands, who had a resounding success not only in America but also abroad. The concert of his orchestra on August 21, 1935 in Los Angeles, which brought him stellar fame, is considered the beginning of the swing era. Duke Ellington is also the leader of his own big band, as well as a well-known composer, creator of numerous hits and jazz standards, including the familiar composition of almost every Caravan composition. He collaborated with many of the best jazz performers of that time, allowing everyone to bring their own unique style to the sound of the orchestra, creating an interesting and unusual “sound”. Chick Webb. It was in his orchestra that Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most famous jazz singers, began her career. Webb himself was a drummer, and his style of play influenced many other legends of jazz percussion (for example, Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson). He died of tuberculosis in 1939, not even forty years old. Glenn Miller – the creator of the eponymous big band, in the period 1939-1943 almost unmatched in popularity. Prior to that, Miller played, recorded with other orchestras, and also composed music with other great jazz performers of his time – Benny Goodman, Pee Weesel, Gene Krupa and others. Louis Armstrong It so happened that the interests of this greatest jazz performer turned out to be so diverse, and the “experience” is so great that it is not possible to attribute it uniquely to any style. During his career, Armstrong played in well-known orchestras, and solo, and as the leader of his own jazz band. His style of play has always been distinguished by bright personality and unconventional, original improvisations. Jazz singers and singers. These guys deserve a separate chapter, maybe not writing their own jazz standards, but having done a lot to develop this type of music. The unique timbres, the sensuality of the voice, the emotionality of the performance – much of this has come from the African American “folk” spirituals and gospels. Ella Fitzgerald – “The First Lady of Jazz”, one of the greatest jazz performers of the entire era of this music. The owner of a unique soft and “light” timbre of mezzo-soprano, she could take three octaves without any visible effort. In addition to the ideal sense of rhythm and intonation, she owned such a “chip” as scat – imitation of the voice of musical instruments of the jazz band. Billie Holiday – had an unusual bitty voice, giving a special sensuality to the manner of performance. The so-called instrumental timbre of her voice and the ability for rhythmic interpretation were successfully combined on stage with the sound of a jazz band.

How to learn to understand classical music
THE CLASSICAL MUSIC OF OUTDOOK BY PRACTICALLY MYSTICAL AUROL: to listen and understand it, you need not only a special attitude, but also a remarkable education. Even if you did…

...

“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,…

...

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…

...

THE LAST ORPHEUS MUSLIM MAGOMAYEV
Quite frankly, 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…

...