The Queen of the Opera - Galina Vishnevskaya
Her work represents an entire era, it turned out to be so bright and exciting. The life of the great Galina Vishnevskaya was just as intense. The tragic pages of…

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VASILY SLIPAK. LIFE ON A HIGH NOTE
This opera singer considered Mephistopheles's part in the opera Faust by Charles Gounod to be his favorite, therefore his nickname appeared consonant - Myth. But the life of Vasily Slipak…

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VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY - GUY FROM TAGANKA
The whole scale of Vladimir Vysotsky’s talent is difficult or even almost impossible to convey in simple phrases. The significance of his personality in the history of culture of the…

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“KING OF THE KINGS OF PIANISTS” VLADIMIR GOROVITS

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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YOKO ONO – A NECK VANGARDIST

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

FREDDY MERCURY – BORN TO BE A STAR

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

PRIDE OF GEORGIA - VAKHTANG KIKABIDZE
Sunny Georgia has become the birthplace of many talented people. It was here that poets, musicians, sculptors, filmmakers and other creative personalities became famous all over the world. Vakhtang Kikabidze…

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MARCIANINE DAVID BOWIE
This man was in the top thirty of the greatest British, became one of the best vocalists of all time, while he refused the award of the Commander of the…

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KALEIDOSCOPE OF LAMPS VALERIA OBODZINSKY
The artist must sing truthfully, in an open voice and with all his soul. So Valery Obodzinsky believed and steadily followed this principle, often sacrificing his career for this. Perhaps…

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ANDREI MAKAREVICH - “MACHINIST” OF A ROCK STEAM
First of all, Andrei Makarevich is known as the founder of the legendary “Time Machine”, with which he went from a musical underground to the status of master of Russian…

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