Сергей Сергеевич Прокофьев
Сергей Сергеевич Прокофьев

outstanding – выдающийся
to be fond of – увлекательный
description – описание

People cannot live without music. They listen to music, dance to music or learn to play musical instruments. There is music everywhere: at home, in a concert hall, in the park, at the seaside, in the forest and even in the street.

Music in the lives of different people is different: some compose music, others play music, and others only listen to it. A lot of people who cannot play any musical instrument love to listen to music either at home or at a concert. Different people like different kinds of music. They may prefer pop or rock music, country or folk music, classical music or jazz, but you certainly cannot think of a day without music.

In Russia there are a lot of famous composers such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Sergeevich Prokofiev, Dimitri Dimitrievich Shostakovich.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was an outstanding Russian composer. He was fond of music since his early childhood. His mother sang him beautiful songs and taught him to play the piano. He created wonderful music: 10 operas, 3 ballets, 6 symphonies, 7 large symphonic poems and many other musical pieces. “Eugene Onegin” was a great success all over the world. In his music he used folk melodies for the musical descriptions of Russian nature and life. His compositions are full of realist.

There are a lot of pop singer in Russia such as Alla Pugacheva, Phillip Kirkorov, Valeriya, Nikolai Baskov.

In fact, music is an integral part of people′s life and people can’t just imagine how they would live without it!

Топик на английском языке: Music in Russia / Музыка в России


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