Source: "The newspaper"
On Saturday Alexander Gradsky celebrated his birthday in the concert hall "Russia". The concert is quite remarkable - it is not performed in Moscow in 1999. Before the concert, she met with Alexander Gradsky special correspondent "Gazeta".
Gradskij something like Yuri Shevchuk and Alexander Rosenbaum. They have a wealth of experience behind them, they firmly hold the guitar in his hands, patriotic configured and categorical in the estimates. Unlike colleagues Gradskij also has a powerful three-octave vocal-used them not only to perform songs or bard songs, and opera. However, recently Gradsky not hear: his songs for the radio - "non-format", it is also not interested in TV channels and the last concert in Moscow, he gave two years ago. And then a year and a half working on his edition. New songs he writes are extremely rare. Therefore his Moscow concert turns into a performance deficit actor.
- What do you hear at a concert?
- I do not know. I was not going to give this concert and, generally speaking, did not want to. I sing my songs with a guitar - and that is good. And in the first part will be a symphony orchestra and children's choir. Then see what will happen with me.
- you have stopped teaching. Why?
- I just pointless to engage other artists, when I have a lot of projects that I have not yet issued. To haul the ears of people who still can not do anything, and we must get tired of yourself and exhaust yourself.
- Which of your projects - priority?
- "Master ..." and maybe a plate of Russian country with two or three pretty slow things. Here are two or three already have, you just think of how it will look. I do not know what will be the first.
- Tell us about the opera "Master and Margarita"?
- It's impossible. Very difficult. All it loosely and in scattered form. Work is proceeding very slowly. Already I am beginning to fear that had never been done. Need condition that I quit the race for money, work in the theater ... "Master ..." - free operation. In order to deal with it, the air is needed.
- How long have you worked on it?
- Twenty-five years.
- Over music - twenty-five years ?!
- Hmm. Not only on the music, and there are some texts I correct ... Well, this never-ending project. I was just afraid to go into the studio. In fact, if I go into the studio, I will do for the year. I can not.
- Then I'll be forced to give up everything and can burn itself financially. And then, my children study in England, you need to pay for training - everything is tough.
- And how to promote the construction of musical theater?
- Slowly. But I do everything slowly. Maybe it's because I can not stand no superiors and partners. But the construction of the theater, I will not allow any investor. Because they want to dictate the conditions, and I do not need.
- Are there concrete plans that will be put in your theater?
- No. What for? Theater begins with a sewer, you must first make it. A hanger is placed, where water is already there.
- For the last time out so many memoirs written by musicians. You're not going to sit down for a memoir?
- I do not care to write about myself. Because if I start, many are not big trouble. So I do not write out of self-preservation reasons. In fact, up until the memoirs. That's when the hands and feet be taken away ...
- Judging by your statements to address colleagues, you are straightforward and uncompromising man ...
- I compromise, I just do not call names. But as can be seen all ears! I do not like to mention any names, and I do not do this for some time ever. Just journalists pulled it out of me ticks. Very many statements that I ascribe not correspond to what I say. So I stopped calling all the names.
- Another statement which you attribute to: "All power is from God."
- Of course.
- you thought the same Under the Soviet regime?
- Of course. I am not opposed to the Soviet regime. I did what he wanted. If someone thought it was a protest, his problems.
- Now you are a member of the Presidential Council for Culture. Is it possible to regard that the authorities have so angazhiruet?
- Why! I was there again, doing what I want.
- What are you doing there?
- Nothing. Just speak and say what I think is necessary. Maybe that's why I have so often not invited.
- Does this work a specific use?
- There is always, of course. I brainwash others. I'm biased. That's all.
- Are there specific issues be addressed?
- Probably. Any person, who has been impacted, may change their opinion on a particular issue. And can not change it.
Anton Landlords, 01.11.2001