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
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