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David Rosenthal
David Rosenthal

The voice of Russia

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

We turn to music for a variety of reasons: seeking to contain feelings that overwhelm us, to find a place where they can overflow freely.

Music is a universal language of the soul that can awaken unique emotions, sensations and memories. Music can be from any culture or country and in any language; but it is still capable of making us happy or sad or making us cry or dance.

Music works this magic on human beings since time immemorial. In all ages and civilisations there has been this form of expression, so rich in styles and genres.

We turn to music for a variety of reasons: seeking to contain feelings that overwhelm us, to find a place where they can overflow freely. At other times, we come together to dance and let the rhythms of the music set the rhythm of the party. We also seek out melodies to calm ourselves, to study or work, and many other reasons.

According to studies, the influence of music on our mind is very powerful as musical notes “generate” energy. The problem comes when this energy cannot be expended through physical activity. In that sense, “loud music” is great for situations that require energetic or competitive behaviour.

Valderrama argues that musical notes could relax us. This is achieved with those genres that have more regular, slower rhythms and the volume is not so loud. Some pieces of classical, instrumental or soft pop music help to calm us down. They are even used in rooms where radiotherapy or aggressive medical treatments are carried out.

Science has been able to establish that musical rhythms stimulate different areas of the brain. Research from the University of Florida suggests that musical rhythms offer more brain activation than any other known stimulus.

Music strengthens learning and memory, regulates stress-related hormones, evokes experiences and memories, affects heartbeat, blood pressure and pulse, and modulates brainwave speed.

Incredibly, cows give more milk when Mozart sonatas are played and plants flower more when there is music in the background. The key is to find the rhythm that can favour us in each specific situation.

Let us learn to listen to good music, to play an instrument, to sing and to enjoy the true language of the soul: music. And this is the case with Lucien Sur. He is a musician, singer, composer, poet. Winner of the selection for the TV competition Slavianski Bazaar 2017. Selection winner for the show (The Voice) 2021.

He in music try to mix styles such as Classical, Soul, r & b, Jazz, pop, trance. He writes songs and poems. Recently a new song Space has been released.

Born and raised in the city of Moscow. As a child, he sang in the boys’ choir where he was a soloist. He studied at a music school. At the age of 14, he began to study modern vocals, and go to vocal competitions where he won first and second places. Plays the piano. Studied at the College of Music with a degree in pop jazz vocals. Tenor. Has an individual, beautiful tone of voice. Voice range is 3 octaves. He worked in Russia with famous musicians.

He sings mostly in English, believes that his talent can be understood all over the world. In people values: Intelligence, kindness, and strength. Dislikes in people: Dislikes bad people

In music, he tries to mix styles such as Classical, Soul, r & b, Jazz, pop, trance. Loves fitness, mixed martial arts, animals, and travel. Married. Have no children. He does not drink alcohol, does not smoke, does not eat meat. He life for the music and for his passion of sing to whole the world.

Surely the musical career of this new Russian artist will continue to grow and he will be recognised in many places outside Russia. Music has no limits and is a universal language.

About the Author
Political scientist, analyst, researcher, journalist and columnist in various national and international media outlets. Host of “The Footprints of Sepharad in the New World,” a radio program on Radio Sepharad about Sephardic heritage in America. Also conferencist in multiple topics, like history, literature, judaism, women's history and mysticism.
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