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 along with Karel Gott, godlessly distorting Czech words and not at all embarrassed by this. In July, the “Prague Nightingale” celebrated its 80th anniversary, and two months after the anniversary, he informed his fans about his terrible diagnosis. October 1, 2019 Karel Gott left this world.
Karel Gott was born in Pilsen in 1939 and has repeatedly said that if he had the right to choose the city of his birth, he would certainly be born in Pilsen. And not only because of its recognizable dialect, but also because of love … to the funeral, which, according to the performer, in this city was absolutely luxurious.
In early childhood, Karel experienced an inexplicable craving for funeral processions, and always accompanied the deceased from his house to the cemetery, where he waited until the priest finished his funeral speech. At the same time, the future singer sincerely sympathized with relatives and really wanted to comfort the crying, especially women and children. Continue reading
This article is dedicated to the live performances of musicians and the tricks that they go to give the listener maximum pleasure from the concert and … deceive him as much as possible.
The article is aimed at people who are not versed in concert sound and is designed to help them understand the process of live performances.
In a previous article, we already wrote how sound is formed at concerts and by what principle the sound is built. Here we learn how artists perform at concerts. For clarity, I will show the performance models in the form of a list and an algorithm:
1. SPEECH UNDER THE PHONOGRAM Continue reading
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