The turning point in the student musician
WHY DOES THE INITIAL ENTUSISM DISAPPEAR? There was a time when you eagerly awaited the opportunity to pick up a tool and flew like wings on lessons, rejoicing at your…

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How the legendary rock festival took place in 1969
Exactly 50 years ago, a landmark event took place in the world of music - the Woodstock rock festival. The resounding success of this event could never be repeated again.…

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One who gave way to Olympus Freddie Mercury: Tim Staffel
In 1964, two students, Brian May and Tim Staffel, created a musical group in London, which for the most part played cover versions of popular songs at that time. The…

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How to restore a broken voice

Alas, with the loss of voice, sooner or later, every vocalist is faced. Very often, the cause of a broken voice is not intensive vocals, but a cry, especially in a state of intense anger or affect. A torn voice disappears not like during a cold, but suddenly right after a scream or even during it. He immediately becomes hoarse and then disappears altogether. A vocalist can only speak in a whisper, in pain. These are the steps you need to take right after you pluck your voice. FIRST AID WITH A BROKEN VOICE In order to avoid the dangerous effects of a voice injury, you first need to take it as soon as you feel a rash and sudden hoarseness. Shut up immediately. In the first minutes, it can only be explained by gestures, because, depending on the degree of damage to the ligaments, bleeding may open. Continue reading

The first tenor of the country

26 years ago, on December 21, 1993, the famous Soviet opera singer, People’s Artist of the USSR Ivan Kozlovsky passed away. He always had a huge number of fans who were ready to fight for him in the literal sense of the word – they fought with fans of his main rival on the stage, Sergey Lemeshev. It was said that with his one glance he beat women on the spot. He was married twice, but after a divorce from his second wife he spent more than 40 years alone, left the Bolshoi Theater and even thought about leaving for the monastery …

Ivan Kozlovsky was the same age. He was born in 1900 into a peasant family in a village near Kiev. These are usually called nuggets from the people. At the age of 7, Ivan was in the Mikhailovsky Monastery, where he sang in the monastery choir. Later, the singer said: “My mother dreamed that I would become a priest, and they sent me to school, from there it was a stone’s throw to the rank of bishop. After school, they were admitted to the seminary, where they studied for four years as a priest. If you wanted to become a theologian – another year. Then they could enter the academy. We lived in the Mikhailovsky Monastery. ” Continue reading

Masterpieces of classical music

The Tenth Symphony is one of the greatest and largest works of the 20th century. This is a very personal, autobiographical work by Shostakovich. It responds not only to crucial events in the biography of the composer himself, but also to events in Russian history. There is a version that it was with this symphony that Shostakovich responded to the death of Stalin.

Shostakovich did not write anything for eight years before this symphony. His last ninth symphony brought him persecution. Everyone expected that it would be an apotheosis work glorifying victory, but they heard something incomprehensible, unusual, ambiguous in it. Continue reading

Strange hobby, escape from home and other facts from the life of the “Prague nightingale” Karel Gott
He was one of the few foreign performers who were listened to with pleasure in the Soviet Union. Concerts with his participation invariably gathered full halls, and the audience sang…

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
You can talk about music endlessly! With you, Irina Ivaskiv. I love modern music, I try to follow the latest in this area. But the heart is always drawn to…

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Whitney Houston
Is it possible not to know who Whitney Houston is? An amazing singer with an unrivaled powerful and sonorous voice, the range of which spanned 5 octaves. It is unlikely…

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Girl - "Shizgara"
The songs of the Dutch group “Shocking Blue” in the USSR were incredibly popular, and especially “Venus”, which is still popularly called “Schizgara”. True, little was known about the members…

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