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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Many of the musicians dreamed of such a wild popularity that Freddie Mercury had. Even the legends of rock music considered him an outstanding performer and songwriter. It is no secret that it is much more difficult to achieve recognition among colleagues than to gain the love of the public.
Freddy did it. Only the price was too high, but he knew that the show should go on.
Islander with a great future
Mercury gathered thousands of stadiums, a millionth audience on radio and television, had countless fans worldwide and was a mega-star of rock music. Despite such external publicity, he was a secretive person, his life is still shrouded in myths and secrets, the singer Freddy Mercury many questions we can no longer give answers.
He was lucky to be born in a paradise of our planet – on the Zanzibar archipelago. These islands are located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. Farukh Balsara, namely, the newborn received such a name, was born on September 5, Continue reading
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