Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Great Russian Book Influences American Rock Musicians
10.04.2012 10:57
Great Russian Book Influences American Rock Musicians
Patti Smith

Legendary American rock star Patti Smith has recorded her new album, inspired by the Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "The Master and Margarita". 

      As Patti Smith told the press in her interview, Bulgakov’s mystical novel has become the source of inspiration for her new musical album. She named her latest recording "Banga" after Pontius Pilate’s dog in the acclaimed Russian book. It is also the name of one of the songs. 

      According to the Pitchfork journal, the "Banga" will be issued by Columbia 5 label on June 2012. The album features a ballad-tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, a birthday song for Johnny Depp and a track dedicated to the courageous Japanese people, hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami last year. There is also a song "Tarkovsky (The Second Stop is Jupiter)", probably named after famous Russian film director, but the details of this song's creation are still unknown.

      Bulgakov's great novel "The Master and Margarita" has repeatedly inspired musicians from different countries. After reading the newly published novel back in 1967, Mick Jagger wrote the Rolling Stones hit Sympathy for the Devil. Some contemporary artists, such as The Tea Party and Franz Ferdinand, also dedicated songs to that book.  


      

Sources: Lenta.ru Russia Today Fuzz Magazine Image: arthouse.ru


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: music Mikhail Bulgakov Russian literature   

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Andrey Konchalovsky Took Silver Lion for Best Film Direction
12.09.2016
Requiem Service for Ernst Neizvestny to Take Place in New York
12.08.2016
Denis Matsuyev to Present New Program "Classics and Jazz" in Moscow
28.01.2017
Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Germany and the US
23.03.2017
Marina Neyolova Celebrated Her 70th Anniversary in London
10.01.2017



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Classical Music  Orthodox Church  Russian Geographic Society  Moscow  Russian Cinema  Yekaterinburg  Chechen republic  Painting  Russian business  Russian history  Pussy Riot case  New Films  Higgs boson  May 9  Russian Museums   Elina Bystritskaya  Vandalism, Old Moscow  Krasnodar  Domodedovo  Kalashnikov  Ostankino Tower  Wolverine  Russian tennis  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian airports  fountains in Moscow  Woodwork  Russian Traditions  Russian Literature  Russian tourism  Russian singers  Evgeny Chichvarkin  Russian train  Gelendzhik  Yaroslavl   Irina Prokhorova  shopping in Perm  Russian cars  Black Diggers  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian statesmen  The Ministry of Transport  Nizhny Novgorod  Elbrus  Sochi  Archeology  Bio Printing  New Medicines  Exhibitions in Ufa  Eldar Ryazanov 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites