Posts with the category “story”

Story of Shtoharenko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on November 23rd, 2022
30 years ago, on November 15, 1992, the life of Andriy Shtoharenko ended. And exactly 120 years and 1 month ago, on October 15, 1902, he was born. The period of the composer's life, which lasted 90 long years, was filled with art and music, teaching, and true recognition."Writing music should become an organic need of an artist, a composer must always be in a creative state..." Andriy Shtoharenko ...  Read More
Story of Shamo
by Victor Pylypyshyn on November 16th, 2022
On May 29, Kyiv celebrated City Day. Even under martial law, Kyivans crowded the streets of the capital to celebrate this holiday. Traditionally, the festivities began with the official anthem of Kyiv, which was heard by almost every Ukrainian. This is a song, the music for which was written by Ukrainian composer Ihor Shamo, it is called "My Kyiv" (Kyeve miy)Who was Ihor Shamo? How did you live an...  Read More
Story of Simovych
by Victor Pylypyshyn on November 16th, 2022
His father's name was Apolon, which derives from Apolo! But this did not prophesy the fate of the god from ancient Greek myths to his son. Because the family of Apolon Simovych did not live on Mount Olympus, but in the Chernivtsi region, Ukraine; the type of activity was somewhat different from what the gods did in Greece. So: "Music is, of course, good, but you won't earn a living with it," Roman...  Read More
Story of Bazhanskyi
by Victor Pylypyshyn on November 2nd, 2022
There are such words on his tomb, just below the date of birth and death: "He loved the people, and the people loved him". But is it true that they loved him so much? Why did they forget him then? This is the story of Porphyriy Bazhanskyi, a Ukrainian composer, writer, priest and outstanding beekeeper.He is one of the Ukrainian composers who, by all means, were looking for an opportunity to create...  Read More
Story of Bibik
by Victor Pylypyshyn on October 27th, 2022
Valentyn Bibik is the foundation, and so to speak, the base of the Ukrainian avant-garde. Bibik is a world-class composer. He was born and studied in Kharkiv, where he celebrated the premieres of his works and worked as a professor at the Art Institute.Like all composers of the avant-garde generation of the sixties, Valentyn Bibik was often "whipped" by the authorities of the time - his music was ...  Read More
Story of Voytenko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on October 19th, 2022
Oleksiy Voytenko is one of those Ukrainian composers whose life and work can beobserved live, as he is our contemporary. Moreover, you can follow him on Facebook oreven become virtual friends. Ah, technologies of the 21st century!By the way, about technology - Oleksiy Voytenko received his first diploma at the KyivPolytechnic Institute, which, according to him, possesses its place in his business ...  Read More
Story of Kyreiko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on October 8th, 2022
The Cossack race has no translation! (Lame google translation of a famous Ukrainian saying)))The Ukrainian composer of the 20th century Vitaliy Kyreiko was proud of his ancient, glorious Cossack origin. Of course, in his time he no longer wore a sword and oseledets or chub (traditional Ukrainian haircut) on his head, but he fought just as faithfully for the national idea, thanks to his musical tal...  Read More
Story of Kolessa
by Victor Pylypyshyn on September 22nd, 2022
His name could appear in medical textbooks as a famous pediatrician or surgeon; we could visit the exhibition of his drawings and portraits. But we know him as a world-class composer, conductor, teacher, and musician. We talk of Mykola Kolessa. And it is all about this latter, musical side of his personality.   Read More
Story of Hryhoriv
by Victor Pylypyshyn on September 14th, 2022
What is actually experimenting?Could it be Isaac Newton's games with a transparent prism to get an optical illusion? Or Erwin Schrödinger's cat-in-a-box theory? Could it be as well the selection of a new sort of radish by local agronomists?What about experiments in art? Is it common at all, and if so, in what way can it be done?Today's story is about Roman Hryhoriv - a Ukrainian composer, a genuin...  Read More
Story of Lytvynenko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on September 7th, 2022
This week we present the figure of Denys Lytvynenko. Denys is known to many as a brilliant cellist . But he is also a professional composer. Denys Lytvynenko admits that he writes music throughout his life - he cannot imagine his existence in any other way.On Saturday, the ULC mobile app will feature his recording of the String Quartet No. 2 performed by the Phoenix Quartet, where the author himse...  Read More
Story of Ishchenko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on September 1st, 2022
While all Ukrainians are looking forward to tasting juicy Kherson watermelons (as his region is currently occupied by russia), the Ukrainian Live Classic audience will be among the first to enjoy a real Kherson "product". Of course, we are not talking about watermelons, and not even about tomatoes, but about the music of Yuriy Ishchenko, a Ukrainian composer from Kherson.  Read More
Story of Kaminskyi
by Victor Pylypyshyn on August 24th, 2022
Who do you think could become the author of the first electronic and computer music manual in Ukraine? A trendy DJ, a successful rapper, or maybe some influencer who writes custom beats? Kind of banal, in my opinion.In fact, this respectable man is a composer, teacher, and public figure. Victor Kaminskyi (not to be confused with NK - Kamenskykh, as she is more associated with pop music, which is s...  Read More
Story of Verbytskyi
by Victor Pylypyshyn on August 18th, 2022
"My father was a believer, a church deacon, my mother was a believer as well. I'm not from a family like the others - I'm from a rich one!" - the words of this Ukrainian internet meme could become popular long before it was released on YouTube. Namely because of Mykhaylo Verbytskyi, who, like the girl from that video, was "not from such a family". However, this did not lead him to begging, instead, he became a famous Ukrainian composer, musician, and priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.   Read More
Story of Kozarenko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on August 10th, 2022
On the Independence Day of Ukraine, August 24, he celebrates his birthday - his "little independence". A very extraordinary and bright composer, about whom I was often told the following: "he is one of the few in Lviv who is really well versed with classical music". What is then the secret of pianist, musicologist, and composer Oleksandr Kozarenko?  Read More
Story of Prydatkevych
by Victor Pylypyshyn on August 9th, 2022
What is the life of Ukrainian emigrants like? Is it possible to succeed overseas? How not to forget about the Motherland? The hero of this story proves that even if you are far from your native land, you can remain a patriot. To be a well-known and successful foreigner according to the passport, but to remain a Ukrainian in the heart.   Read More
Story of Bezborodko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on July 29th, 2022
Imagine that someone created a chat with you on messenger adding there some famous person. What would you talk about there? About cats, affection, or maybe about cheese? As for me, I don't have to imagine, because I recently had a similar experience of correspondence with the Ukrainian composer and pianist Oleh Bezborodko. Therefore, cats, love, and cheese mean now more than just words.  Read More
Story of Lyatoshynsky
by Victor Pylypyshyn on July 20th, 2022
What is the Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr famous for? First and foremost for its people, and last but not least for socks and beer. One of such prominent people is Borys Lyatoshynskyi, a composer, conductor, and teacher. He is called the founder of Ukrainian musical modernism of the 20th century. Why so? Let's try to figure it out.  Read More
Story of Kos-Anatolskyi
by Victor Pylypyshyn on July 13th, 2022
With his rhythmic and easy-to-remember music he would make a super successful radio DJ. Although he was not a DJ and even did not live in Manhattan, his life was still closely connected with the music industry and writing music. The music one wants to hear again and again. Ukrainian composer Anatoliy Kos-Anatolskyi.   Read More
Story of Almashi
by Victor Pylypyshyn on July 6th, 2022
His name is Zoltan and his last name is Almashi. An unusual name, for a Ukrainian. However, the composer calls himself a Ukrainian with Hungarian roots. He was born, grew up, and received his musical education in Lviv as a cellist and composer. His father was a violinist. Zoltan recalls, that there were always plenty of scores in their house and he used to rewrite them, improving to his taste. Thi...  Read More
Story of Berkovych
by Taras Demko on June 20th, 2022
2022 combines two dates: 50 years since the death, and 120 years since the birth of Ukrainian composer and teacher Isaak Berkovych. We can learn about the composer`s life and music only from his autobiography because there are no other thorough studies so far. As they say: "If you don't, you can't expect anyone else to."The composer was devoted to his alma mater, the Tchaikovsky Kyiv Conservatory....  Read More
Story of Dychko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on June 15th, 2022
She adored her dog, has a sweet tooth, likes to travel, and loves music. She dedicated her whole life to it. Lesya Dychko is a Ukrainian composer, professor, and recognized artistic figure in Ukraine. We can talk about her titles for a long time, but let’s try to explore why she is so valued in the world of music.  Read More
Story of Kolomiets
by Victor Pylypyshyn on June 9th, 2022
"A fool can't be a good oboist" - says Ukrainian composer, art director, and oboist Maksym Kolomiets. Provocative words, as from a professional oboist. However, Maksym immediately gives them an explanation, - all this is connected with the structure of the instrument, namely with the detail without which it will not sound - reed.   Read More
Story of Lysenko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on May 18th, 2022
For sure nobody has ever viewed Mykola Lysenko as "the son of my mother's friend", whom she always puts as an example for you.  He is so successful and talented - there is nothing to criticize. And indeed he was. His contribution to the development of Ukrainian classical music is hard to exaggerate. Mykola Lysenko is even compared to Taras Shevchenko in literature. Such are the titans of Ukrainian...  Read More
Story of Dmytro Malyi
by Taras Demko on May 9th, 2022
- "Dobryi den! Good afternoon!", You say when meeting Dmytro Malyi."你好, Ni hao!" He will answer you. Because he lived and worked in China for 5 years. No, not at the Cupertino underground factory, but as a music teacher!By the way, "Malyi" literally translates as Small and is the composer`s Second name. In fact, Dmytro is already an adult and handsome man. Several years ago he even defended his di...  Read More
Story of Femelidi
by Victor Pylypyshyn on May 4th, 2022
Life would not have ended so early but for pneumonia, which destroyed the weakened body and became fatal in the fate of Volodymyr Femelidi - Ukrainian composer and conductor.✨There were Greeks in his family, and Odesa became his hometown. Not surprisingly, the boy's fate was like a stormy sea and waves swaying from side to side. His mother was a musician, his father was a writer - the parents pass...  Read More
Story of Stetsenko
by Victor Pylypyshyn on April 30th, 2022
Imagine that you are just a super gifted person: you have a musical, pedagogical, and even teological education (so you understand where to put a candle in the church); you actively lead a public life, for which you are sent into exile in Donetsk region (yes, this happens). You like the letter "L", so Lysenko and Leontovych are not the last people in your life. But with all these gentlemen sets, y...  Read More