What saved the life of the “queen of rock and roll”
November 6 marks 80 years of the legendary American singer, winner of 8 Grammy awards and the title of Queen of Rock and Roll Tina Turner. For more than 20…

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How to learn to sing high notes
High notes can be difficult for novice vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly…

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Faded star of Nina Dorda
When she died three years ago, it went almost unnoticed in the press - modern listeners hardly know her name, but her songs are probably known to everyone. Nina Dorda…

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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

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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Musical hoax: Who actually wrote "Adagio" Albinoni
Adagio Albinoni is a truly enchanting piece of music. The melody as if touches the hidden strings of the human soul, is remembered for a long time and then, it…

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Musical hoax: Who actually wrote "Adagio" Albinoni
Adagio Albinoni is a truly enchanting piece of music. The melody as if touches the hidden strings of the human soul, is remembered for a long time and then, it…

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Viktor Tsoi
29 years ago, on August 15, 1990, the life of the leader of the Kino group Viktor Tsoi, who became the legend of Russian rock music, ended. His songs do…

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