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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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
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