Italian carnivals have a religious basis. Many Catholic countries celebrate this holiday.
Let us first razberemsa, where did the word carnival, or carnevale in Italian? Its roots from the Latin ” carnem levare “, which means “to remove meat”. Why this name? In ancient times it was a Banquet which was organised on the last day of the carnival period (“fat Tuesday or martedì grasso”), after which began a period of restriction and fasting, which lasted until Holy Pascha.
Some carnivals in Italy
The largest and most famous carnivals are held in the following cities: Venice (Veneto ), Viareggio (Tuscany ), Ivrea (Piedmont ), Satriano di Lucania (Basilicata ), Acireale (Sicily ), Macca (Sicily ), Fano (Marche ), Manfredonia (Puglia ), Putignano (Puglia ), Striano (Campaign ). Their fame has reached far beyond the borders of Italy and attracts huge number of tourists.
The longest carnival in Italy is held in the city of Putignano, and one of the most ancient carnivals, extant in Verona. its history began with the late middle ages and it bears the original name – Bacan àl del Gnoco .
Venice carnival is famous for its magnificent masks and costumes, as well as various displays: Continue reading
Moscow — one of the largest centers of world music.
The city in which they lived Tchaikovsky, Taneyev, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, Aram Khachaturian and Myaskovsky, Sviridov, Schnittke, Denisov, Berinsky and Weinberg.
The festival “Moscow autumn”, which takes place this year in 25 times, confided in his opus the greatest masters of musical modernity, among which Sofia Gubaidulina, Nikolai Karetnikov, Rodion Shchedrin, Tikhon Khrennikov, Andrei Eshpai, Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel and other famous musicians.
On the evening of memory of the past masters, sound works classics music of the twentieth century, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitry Shostakovich, Georgy Sviridov, Igor Stravinsky… steel Bright events programs and Schnittke Xenakis.
The festival is obliged to the head of the organization as a composer, Boris Terent’ev (75-87 years). It was he, thanks to his authority, great endurance, skill and ability to convince conceived to bring the matter to an end, could do something that was not able to realize Continue reading
Theater the Grand Prix of the festival “the Amur autumn”, the jury awarded the play “roller coaster” Director Alexander Nazarov, producer Valery Levushkin.
“In the competition of theatrical performances the prize for “Best actor” received the George Taratorkin, who played a major role in the play “roller coaster”.
Prize “Best Director” awarded to Vladimir Pankova for the play “Territory of love”, Elena Yakovleva, who played the main character in the play “the Territory of love,” awarded “best actress”. “Amur crane” for best supporting actor awarded to Emanuel Vitorgan for his role in the play “the love”, – said the interlocutor.
For the first time awarded the prize for the best scenography has been artistic Director of the play “rollercoaster” Mr Boer.
Grand Prix for the best film awarded to the film “Minnesota” directed by Alexander Proshkin, told RIA Novosti on Sunday, the spokesman of the forum.
“Tape “Minnesota” received at the festival “the Amur autumn” two more prizes – “drama”, which was written Continue reading