Montserrat Caballe was called a legend during his lifetime. Her magical voice was impossible not to recognize or confuse with another. She was almost sure that she was not destined to marry, and was ready to devote herself to music. However, a meeting with Bernabe Marty changed not only the life of a talented singer, but also herself. However, at the beginning of the meeting, the Spanish tenor was very afraid of losing his independence and even offered the singer an open relationship, which she angrily rejected.
The family in which the charming Moserrat Caballe was born in 1933 was very poor. A girl in childhood often had to endure ridicule from her peers because of a single dress in which she invariably came to school. In addition, little Montserrat was not very sociable and kept out of school with the rest of the children. Taunts hurt the future star of the opera scene, but she swallowed tears and dreamed about the day when she became famous and rich. Continue reading
It may seem to people unfamiliar with this art form that the sounds they hear are actually made by a musical instrument. It is difficult to imagine that human ligaments are capable of this, especially when masters of throat singing do the almost impossible – they begin to sing with two voices at once. Some types of such peculiar music are not even amenable to musical notation. Researchers believe that the peoples of Siberia and Central Asia, owning this art, are the guardians of the oldest method of sound production lost in other countries.
Listening to throat singing, you can catch many sounds: the murmur of water, echo, rockfall in the mountains, the whistle of the wind, the voices of birds and animals. The basis of this ancient art was the onomatopoeia of nature. We can say that this is the very foundation of music, its historical roots. Ancient hunters lured prey like this, nomad cattle breeders controlled their pets with their voices, ministers of ancient religious cults communicated laryngeal sounds with the gods, because a simple human voice was not suitable for such unusual purposes. Continue reading
Of course, the exchange of ideas, experience and communication with like-minded people in joint music-making is already a very significant advantage of playing in a musical group, which to this extent are not always available to solo artists who are constantly working on personal projects. However, there are several other advantages:
Ease of speaking to the public
Of course, you can speak to anyone who wants to speak and does not hesitate to do so. But psychologically, even the most unperturbed person, when speaking from the stage, is easier with allies behind him. What can we say about creative people striving for self-expression?
But in addition to removing psychological discomfort, being part of a musical group makes it possible to perform at various festivals and club venues, where a certain performance format is important. Continue reading