Google+

World of faces

Famous people all over the world

Category Archive: Music

Adam Faith – British singer

Adam Faith – British singer

Adam Faith – British singer

Adam Faith was a British singer. His songs could be heard in the 60s not only on British radio, but also throughout Europe.
In 1959, in an interview with British music magazine Adam admitted that his dream was to become an actor or a producer, not a singer.
Adam was a financial journalist by profession and often was engaged in analytics.
By the way, he became one of the first singers of the United Kingdom, who regularly performed his own songs.
Terence “Terry” Nelhams-Wright (his real name) was born on June23, 1940 in Acton, West London. Terry was the third of five children. At the age of twelve he did paper round and the first thing he bought was a hefty player.
In 1957, Terry got a job in the film studio. At the same time, his friends invited him to join the band The Worried Men. They played in a cafe in Soho in the evenings. Once he took part in one of the music programs on BBC channel. Jack Good, a TV producer, offered him a contract. At the same time he took the stage name Adam Faith.
More »

Dmitri Shostakovich – great composer

Dmitri Shostakovich – great composer

Dmitri Shostakovich – great composer

Dmitri Shostakovich was a Russian composer, pianist, public figure, Doctor of Arts, teacher, professor; People’s Artist of the USSR (1954), Hero of Socialist Labor (1966), winner of the Lenin Prize (1958), five Stalin Prizes (1941, 1942, 1946, 1950, 1952), the USSR State Prize (1968).
One of the greatest composers of the XX century is the author of 15 symphonies, six concerts, three operas, three ballets, numerous works of chamber music, music for film and theater productions.
He was one of the outstanding composers of the Soviet Union and perhaps the last great symphonist of music history.
Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich was born on September 12, 1906 in St. Petersburg.
Overnight Shostakovich rose to fame with a rousing performance of his first symphony in 1926. He was seen as a beacon of hope in Soviet music.
More »

Johann Sebastian Bach – outstanding composer

Johann Sebastian Bach – outstanding composer

Johann Sebastian Bach – outstanding composer

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, a representative of the Baroque, the organist -virtuoso, music teacher. During his lifetime, Bach created more than 1,000 musical compositions, including works for choir, orchestra, and individual instruments, especially the organ. He also wrote longer sacred pieces for choir, soloists, and orchestra.
Bach is a famous master of polyphony, the successor of the old traditions. He is considered one of the world’s greatest composers of music.
Johann Sebastian Bach was born in March 1685 in Eisenach. He was the youngest child of Johann Ambrosius Bach, organist at St. George’s Church. His eldest brother, who also was an organist, probably gave him his first keyboard lessons. At school in Lune- burg he sang in a boys’ choir. On May 3, 1694, his mother died; his father remarried 6 months later but died 2 months after that. The oldest brother, Johann Christoph, took care of the 10-year-old Johann Sebastian.
Bach worked as a musician and composer in churches and in the service of German noblemen in various cities.
More »

Robert Schumann – German composer

Robert Schumann - German composer

Robert Schumann – German composer

Robert Schumann was a German composer, educator and influential music critic who made a significant impact on the burgeoning romantic movement. His teacher Friedrich Wieck was sure Schumann would be the best pianist in Europe, but because of the hand injury Robert had to leave the career of pianist and dedicated his life to composing music. Until 1840 Schumann composed music exclusively for the piano. Later many songs, four symphonies, opera and other orchestral, choral and chamber music were composed. His articles on music, he published in the newspaper Neue Zeitschrift für Musik.
Robert Alexander Schumann was born on June 8, 1810 at Zwickau. His father, Friedrich Schumann, was a bookseller and publisher. As a child Robert was interested in German literature and spent hours in his father’s bookshop. Mood and images of romantic literature were later reflected in his music. As a child, he joined the professional literary work, wrote articles for the encyclopedia.
When the boy went to school he studied piano with the local church organist. At the age of 9 Robert began composing his own music. Schumann took part in school concerts.
More »

Marian Anderson – wonderful singer

Marian Anderson – wonderful singer

Marian Anderson – wonderful singer


Marian Anderson was a great singer, who had a pure, rich voice and could sing a great range of parts. She was one who broke down barriers between blacks and whites in the United States.
Marian Anderson was born on February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began singing in her church choir when she was 6 years old. A teacher was so impressed by her talent that gave her free lessons.
At the age of 23 Anderson entered a competition and won first place over 300 other singers.
In 1925 Anderson gave a recital with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. But because of her skin color, many opportunities were closed to her in the United States.
In the 1930s she made successful singing tours throughout Western Europe, Eastern Europe (including the Soviet Union), Scandinavia, and Central Europe.
On December 30, 1935, she opened her American tour at New York’s Town Hall.
More »

Mandy Moore – sweet candy

Mandy Moore – sweet candy

Mandy Moore – sweet candy

Since childhood Mandy Moore knew she was going to be a star. Now she is an American actress and pop singer, winner of the Young Hollywood award in 2003.
Amanda Leigh Moore was born on April 10, 1984 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Soon her family moved to Orlando, Florida. She has brothers Scott Moore and Kyle. At the age of nine Moore started singing and acting. She also spent seven years performing as a cheerleader for Pop Warner football.
She sang The Star-Spangled Banner for all major sports teams and for Chris Evert’s Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament. Mandy was named the National Anthem Girl. She also appeared in a Mexican teen magazine.
In 1999, Moore was involved in a joint tour with Backstreet Boys. Her first album, So Real was released in December 1999 and took 31th place in the US Billboard 200.
More »

Shakira – famous singer

Shakira – famous singer

Shakira – famous singer

Shakira is an internationally famous singer, songwriter, dancer, music producer, choreographer and model, widely known as the most successful Latin American singer. Shakira has won many awards, including five MTV Video Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy, seven Billboard Music Awards, twenty-eight Billboard Latin Music Awards and a nomination for the Golden Globe. She has a star on the Walk of Fame, and is one of the best selling artists of all time.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia to a Lebanese father and a Colombian-ltalian mother. Shakira is the youngest sibling of her parents’ eight children. She wrote her first song at age eight. When the girl was thirteen years old her family moved to Bogota. One year later she released her first album, Magia (Magic). The album was a compilation of songs that she had written between the ages of 8 and 13. Her second album Peligro (Danger) was moderately successful.
More »