THE BOOK OF THE SOUL OF IGOR TALKOV
The attitude towards Igor Talkov is ambiguous. Some call him a rebel, a revolutionary and a talented man. Others say that his songs were simple in content, and the performances…

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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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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…

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hypnotic for a Russian

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 major can be picked up on the piano by almost anyone, but then the cycle gradually becomes more and more difficult. And more interesting.

The Brandenburg Concerts are both a large-scale and compact cycle of six chapters from 10 to 20 minutes long. Six completely different concerts, united by purely Bach’s joy of life. Continue reading

FRIEND OF WIND DEMIS RUSSOS
Demis Roussos, performer of melodic love songs, is known to the whole world as the “Greek nightingale”. The popularity of a loving singer is equated to the popularity of the…

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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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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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SENIOR COMPOUND MONTSERRAT CABLE
Montserrat Caballe is destined to be the last of the caste of great opera divas of the twentieth century. At one time, Maria Callas was assigned the epithet Divine, and…

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