This man in America became who Isaac Dunaevsky was in the USSR. The celebration of Irwin Berlin on the day of his 100th birthday marked a big concert at Carnegie Hall, which was attended by Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Frank Sinatra and other celebrities. In his creative baggage - music to 19 Broadway musicals, 18 films, in total, about 1000 songs are written.
Inexhaustible pity, "mercy for the fallen," including even the most inveterate brigands and murderers, gave rise to a special song layer. And let other refined aesthetes turn their nose in disgust - in vain! As popular wisdom tells us, not to renounce bag and prison, so in real life is bondage, prison and servitude went hand in hand.
Many people know the expression: "When guns speak, the muses are silent." His rightness is relative. So, in the Leningrad blockade, the muses were not silent. On the contrary, the poems of Olga Bergholz and Nikolai Tikhonov helped people survive, gave faith in victory. And yet, quite often, those poems and songs that are born directly in the thick of things are doomed to failure — too much hasty and emotional in them.
What is behind this brief and at the same time unusually capacious phrase - "Victory Songs"? Very, very much: four years of incredible tension of physical and mental forces, lying in the ruins of the city, millions of dead, prisoners and trapped in enemy captivity. However, it was the song that really raised the morale and helped not only to survive, but to live.
Two significant Russian poets - Boris Chichibabin and Yevgeny Yevtushenko - independently of each other, but driven by a feeling of deep suffering, wrote bitter lines. The first is “We were born in that Fatherland, which is no more,” the second is “We were born in a country that is no more.” Amazing "single-stranded" shower.
No matter what belated curses were sent to Lenin and the Bolsheviks, no matter how rampant demonic, satanic forces were announced by some pseudo-historians, the October revolution, but still the book of the American journalist John Reed was called “Ten Days That Shook the World”.
Already in 1919, the exodus of Russians from Russia began. The country has left several million people. Istanbul, Prague, Berlin, Paris and even Harbin were the centers of Russian scattering around the world. The first wave of emigration turned out to be extremely rich in talents. No wonder - in fact, in fact, almost the entire "silver age" emigrated.
Revolutionaries, "prisoners of conscience", dissidents, "enemies of the people" - as soon as they did not call political prisoners over the past several centuries. But is it really in the name? After all, a thinking, thinking person will almost inevitably be disliked by any authority, any regime. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn rightly noted, "the authorities are not afraid of who is against her, but who is superior to her."
The songs of the Great Patriotic War are a very special layer in our song culture. The works were born in the pauses between battles, on a halt, in the lines of letters to relatives, as an operational response to a rapidly changing situation at the front. And only those verses passed the test of time that rose above the evil of the day and found a universal sound.
A hymn is understood as a solemn work, a song in which someone or something is praised and glorified. In ancient Greece, panegyriks and dithyrabs adjoined to the hymns. Of the three components of political symbolism (flag, emblem, anthem), it is the anthem that has no centuries-old history, since it changed more often.