The 20th century can be safely called the century of the great pianists: Paderevsky, Hoffmann, Rachmaninoff, Richter, Rubinstein, Kempff … The list goes on and on. But over all these geniuses, both for a simple lover and for a professional music historian, another name rises – Vladimir Horowitz.
It is he, and no one else, who is rightfully considered a symbol of pianism of the 20th century. He became an unsurpassed performer of contemporary Russian classical music, presenting the works of Sergei Prokofiev to the American public. This is recognized even by his detractors. You can not love Horowitz, but you can’t recognize his exclusivity.
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The success achieved by Luciano Pavarotti was not yet in any tenor. He turned arias into hits. To hear him, the stadiums gathered. He was great because his soul was revealed through a voice. There are opera singers in the world, and Pavarotti himself was an opera. None of the latest generation opera tenors possessed such a sunny timbre of voice and such ability to communicate with the audience.
Son of an italian baker
The fertile Italian province of Emilia Romagna is the birthplace of Parmesan cheese and Lambrusco wine. And in the city of Modena in this province, balsamic vinegar was invented. It was there on October 12, 1935 that Luciano Pavarotti was born. His father worked as a baker, but really wanted to become an opera tenor. The singing baker was a celebrity of Modena. He sang in the church choir and in the opera. Fernando had an excellent voice, and he could Continue reading
For the stunning lyrical repertoire of the Irish singer, Chris de Burgh has long been called the most romantic European performer. His work excites women’s hearts of the whole world with genuine sensuality for decades, and albums are sold in enviable runs. But wherever the singer comes with a recital, the audience invariably asks to perform the long-established legendary song “Lady in Red”. This ballad secured him the title of the latest romance of modern show business. Chris de Bourgu is flattered by the recognition of the audience, because he does not get tired of repeating that he composes music and sings to the delight of his fans.
If Chris de Burgh had not become a singer, his fame would have overtaken him anyway. And all thanks to the ancestors. Continue reading