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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How many epithets Yoko Ono just did not reward, what labels did not hang – a witch, mediocrity, inhuman, crazy, nondescript. However, all this did not prevent her from becoming the most famous of unknown artists and almost the most discussed widow of the twentieth century. In this, only Jacqueline Kennedy excelled her. What helped Yoko Ono win so many “titles”?
Hereditary aristocrat Yoko Ono
The character of the Japanese Yoko, who was born on February 18, 1933, was tempered as a child, when the family of Tokyo aristocrats had to hide from the bombing of World War II and flee to a remote village. The upper class experienced humiliation and extreme poverty there. Before that, Yoko lived with her mother while her father (a descendant of the emperor) held senior positions at the Bank of Japan in San Francisco. The family was separated several times, then reunited in connection with the new appointments of his father. Continue reading
Bold, bright and decisive is Irina Dubtsova, whose songs are taken for the soul and make you experience genuine emotions. She is called the “iron lady” of the modern stage. And this is really that rare example of not “hyped” popularity, but recognition of the merits of the audience and colleagues, for whom Irina writes soulful songs. She is talented and charismatic, thousands of fans are waiting for a meeting with her, and what could be a better assessment for a singer than to hear how the whole audience sings to her?
Girl from Volgograd
Irina is a multifaceted performer, author of popular songs, a caring mother and just a charming woman. Many mistakenly consider her a singer with a strong-willed character. She is sure that the reason is in her “hard” look, but in fact, Irina is a man of a subtle spiritual disposition, otherwise such wonderful songs would not have come out from under her pen. 10 years ago, she became incredibly popular, but long before that she connected her life with music.
Irina Dubtsova was born in Volgograd on February 14, 1982 in the family of the famous singer Irina Continue reading