“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…

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"DRUMMER" NIKOLAI GNATYUK
Hearing the name of this artist, most music lovers will immediately remember the famous “Smereka”, “Bird of Happiness” and “Raspberry Ringer”. Although part of the singer’s fans prefers such hits…

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The penetrated Lara Fabian
The voice of Lara Fabian bewitches from the first chords of any composition. It is impossible to confuse it with any singer, her style is so original. She goes on…

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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

STAS NAMIN – INNOVATOR OF SOVIET ROCK CULTURE

Stas Namin managed to become a legend and a cult character in a whole cultural layer of the second half of the 20th century, so he does not need special ideas. Just a name with a surname is already a phrase completely self-sufficient. Musician, producer, artist, photographer, director, traveler and innovator in various creative fields. The list of his occupations and merits can be continued indefinitely. He himself believes that it is not the versatility that matters, but the result and achievements in each of these areas.

Sketch from childhood
It would seem that the grandson of Anastas Mikoyan himself (a long-term member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Soviet Union) could make a dizzying career in any international organization or become no less influential politician, but became a musician, and even objectionable to the authorities. Is it possible to imagine such a thing? singer Stas Namin Even Stas himself did not consider his youthful passion for music to be something serious, and even more so he was not going to devote his whole life to it. Continue reading

THE SALTON OF ITALY - TOTO CUTUNO
No matter how strange it may look, this singer and composer, who gained world fame thanks to the song “L’italiano”, is more popular and loved abroad than in his homeland.…

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POP DIVA CHRISTINE AGYLER
The voice of Christina Aguilera is one of the most recognizable among all American vocalists, and she herself has long received the title of pop diva from her colleagues and…

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VYACHESLAV BUTUSOV. ON THE SHORE OF AN UNNAMED RIVER
If you ask the generation of the late 1980s and the beginning of the violent 1990s who Vyacheslav Butusov is, many would say that everything is said with these two…

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KYLEY MINOG - POP DIVA AUSTRALIA
An amazing and in every way unique continent gives birth to no less colorful people. Australia has given the world of art a galaxy of movie stars (Nicole Kidman, Cate…

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