10 best ever film composers
If only on this list for one of cinema’s greatest moments of music, the “eee eee eee” bit from Psycho (1960), Bernard Herrmann’s works include Vertigo (1958), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and North By Northwest (1959), all for Alfred Hitchcock, as well as the original Cape Fear (1962) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966), with his last being the classic Scorsese film Taxi Driver, in 1976. The music makes film from being pretty good to stunningly great, Herrmann redefined horror and gave us one of the most referenced and parodied musical refrains in history.
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10 best ever film composers
Vladimir Vysotsky and Marina Vlady
In July 1967 Vladimir Vysotsky met with French actress of Russian origin Marina Vlady (Marina Polyakova), who became his third wife (December 1970). Vysotsky had a severe attack in the summer of 1969, and he survived only thanks to Marina Vlady, who at that time was in Moscow. According to Vlady, walking past the bathroom, she heard moaning and saw Vysotsky bleeding throat. In her book, “Vladimir, or interrupted flight” Marina Vlady says: “You do not speak, half-open eyes begging for help. I am calling “ambulance”, and your have almost disappeared pulse, I panic. The reaction of the arrived two doctors and a nurse was simple and brutal: too late, too much risk, not transportable. They do not want to have a dead man in the car… Then I obstruct them out, screaming that if they are not now going to take you to the hospital, I will build an international scandal … They finally realize who is dying – Vysotsky, a disheveled and screaming woman – a French actress. After a brief consultation, cursing, they take you on a blanket …”
Beautiful French singer Patricia Kaas
The world’s most popular singer of French chanson, coupled with the blues and jazz, Patricia Kaas is the owner of the inimitable voice – elegant, sensual and mysterious. Born in France in December 1966, Patricia Kaas has big sad eyes, teenage awkwardness and boyish haircut. Thin and fragile with a minimum of makeup on her face, thus she appeared on the stage. Meanwhile, her wardrobe consisted of a cap and modest little jackets, which are now hardly anyone remembers. Today she is elegant, refined, a femme fatale, who reduces men crazy with just one look of her bottomless blue eyes. Noteworthy, French pop singer and actress Kaas is the first international artist to visit 28 Russian cities, where she is the most favorite singer.
Creative and talented Semyon Frolov
Born November 12, 1979, in the town of Apatity, Murmansk region, Semyon Frolov is a freelance showman, presenter, entertainer, organizer of weddings, shows and corporate events. In addition, Part-time producer, writer and performer of his own songs and director of his own music videos. Semyon Frolov – former member of the TV project Dom-2 on TNT channel of Russian TV.
When he was fourteen years old, his family moved to the village of Churilovo, Tver region. A year later he entered the Tver School of Music, and in 1998 he became a laureate of the International Competition “Play, accordion!”.
King of Glamour Sergey Zverev
Born on July 19, 1963 into the family of a railway worker, in a provincial Siberian town of Kultuk, Irkutsk region, Sergey Zverev has become the king of glamour. After his father’s death (motorcycle accident) the family moved to Ust-Kamenogorsk, in Kazakhstan. Sergey was only four. After finishing school, Zverev attended a hairdressing college and received a diploma specializing in hairdressing, decorative make-up and clothing design. In the 1980s, Sergey Zverev served in the Soviet Army, on the territory of Poland, there Sergey was Platoon Deputy Commander. Hairdresser, stylist, singer and showman, he is currently a well known Russian celebrity. Sergey calls himself the “King of Glamour” and “Star of Shock”. He is a master and the only member of the reality show about his everyday life “Full Fashion” (Muz-TV) and “Star in a cube” (MTV), “Stars in fashion” (RU.TV).
Theremin and theremists
If God or Gods or Angels or Devils could play a musical instrument, this would be, with no doubts, Theremin. An unprecedented Russian innovation, it’s simply magic. It’s a musical instrument that can’t be touched. Or, better: touched with no touch. The Theremin player, or the theremist, looks like a maestro with no button, a commander of an invisible orchestra, inebriating the listener with ether. In fact, theremin sounds like the wind coming inside through the window, or like the hypnotic chant of a mermaid, like the invisible presence of a phantom.
A performer manages sound without touching the instrument. Particularly, with the help of hand movements in the air near the two antennas, the only tool of its kind.
Meanwhile, Theremin sounds in academic, jazz, rock and pop music, Soviet and foreign films. Noteworthy, outstanding personalities played the theremin – Vladimir Lenin, Charlie Chaplin, and Albert Einstein. Today, such musicians as Sting, Jean-Michel Jarre, Rammstein, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Portheshead, Sting, Сплин, БГ, and БИ2 used it.
Differences between Viola and Violin
“As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness.” – C.P.E. Bach on J.S. Bach. If you want to know the difference between viola and violin, then watch these videos and enjoy viola sounds.
If you are watching an orchestra concert, one way to distinguish the violins and violas is by the seating arrangement. In most orchestras, the first violins sit to the conductor’s left, with the concert master in the chair on the edge of the stage and closest to the conductor. Generally, the section extends from the conductor back towards the wings. Farther in on the stage beyond the first violins, sit the second violins. To the conductor’s right sit the violoncellos, or cellos. And between the cellos and the second violins, you will find the violas, often directly in front of the conductor in about the center of the stage.