Just advertisingIn contrast to the «Slavs» and «Scythians», «Skomorochi» is mostly performed their songs - Gradsky, Buynova, Shakhnazarov. Each long and carefully rehearsed - thought over the party instrumentation. Creativity was a collective, proposals were accepted or rejected by the whole ensemble... Read more - Songs on the music and arrangement. So, it all started with the «Skomorokhov» in 1966, where you played with Gradsky, Buynova and Shakhnazarov. What began themselves «Skomorokhs»? and the music!

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This time he lost

The newspaper "Soviet Culture»

April 24, 1979
This time he lost

Alexander Gradskiy we know as a talented composer and performer of interesting pop songs. Therefore, the news of his arrival in Usolye Siberian spread instantly. But what viewers saw when they came into the room?

impression made Alexander Gradsky, difficult to describe. Hall of the Palace of Culture in our chemists most modern, technically well equipped. Its architectural design provides high quality acoustics. It seems that everything is made to address the artist was successful. Only here the electron-acoustic system started on such a power that everyone in the room eardrums strained to the limit.

But most impressed attitude artist to the audience. In demeanor Gradskiy betrayed a disdain for public arrogance. Alexander Gradskiy program, to say the least, needs a more careful selection of songs. Among them, some seemed to us little substance and even meaningless. On request from the audience to sing the popular song "We were so young," said the artist, "This is yet another poisoned TV." But the song we know and love it in his performance. At the end of the recital artist began to play the guitar and ask him in time to applaud. Hall first did not understand what was required of him, what Gradski said: "I'll wait, when you clap, I have enough patience».

hour and a half from the floor all the time people came out, frustrated by what they saw. The contact between the audience and the artist is not something that has not been set, and even vice versa - all attempts to establish his audience Gradsky Alexander reacted indifferently.

... Now it's safe to say that the popularity and fame singer Alexander Gradskiy in our city suffered a severe blow by Gradsky.

B. Apalikov,
deputy secretary of the Komsomol Union "Khimprom».
Irkutsk region.

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