What every musician needs to know
Inspiring conversation with a young and actively developing musician about writing, fear of the stage, work in a group, classics and trends, club 27 and the highest purpose of music.…

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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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EDIT PIAF: “HAPPINESS NEEDS TO FLY TLEAS!”
Edith Piaf’s life story is both happy and tragic at the same time. On Shapnel Boulevard, a man came up to the grubby nineteen-year-old girl, and the couple headed to…

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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 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

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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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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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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