Ilya Reznik: “Pugacheva will return to the stage next year”

Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» Today, the famous poet-songwriter turns 80 years old. In an interview with “StarHit” Ilya Reznik has told about the Diva, their debts, as well as participation in most of these poetry battles.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году»
Ilya Rahmielevich with what feelings you meet your anniversary? Recently Presnyakov celebrated the 50th anniversary and said that, in principle, at that age himself and feels…
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» Yes, at the weekend was his anniversary, great guy! How old I feel? I can’t say. Because I was in the same state and 30, and 40, Nothing’s changed, still want to work. In St. Petersburg in January I had a concert that lasted – imagine! three hours and forty minutes. March 20 concert in the Kremlin lasted five hours. Who else can boast of such?—
Concert in the Kremlin could pass without Alla. You’re a long time did not communicate, were at loggerheads.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» Could… But then he would, concert, lost a lot, because the main song I still wrote her. She came and performed a few songs in the second part. —
We can say that between you again the world? Wrote that you have been reconciled to Paul.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» Alla sang Raymond at the concert of five songs, then I went to the dressing room, congratulated her… When I had health problems and I was in the hospital, she was careful, took care of me. After two years of good conversation!
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году»
How the operation was serious?
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» She was very serious and it is fortunate that I was treated in St. Petersburg, moreover, I was treated to the First medical where I started in the Microbiology Department, I have engaged in a physician. They saved me, found this clip, which closed the ulcer… and I’m very grateful!—
Now a lot of talk about whether to return to Pugachev on the scene…
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» The following year at her anniversary, I think so. She’s good! All new repertoire, and our songs are eternal, they live for 30-40 years.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году»
You said that the jubilee concerts will help you to raise the financial situation.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» In the past the Kremlin has given me the opportunity to pay off debts that I have fun. Now I live in a rented house. —
You, like, evicted. So, you came back?
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» Back where? I spent five years living there! You never know what he wrote. I have three dogs and five cats. I live in a rented house and feel great. I will not be evicted and expelled, owner – my fan is big, it even in concert he arrived with his family. —
A few years ago with composer Alexander Zatsepin, you wrote the musical “June 31”. You said then that I feel a rush of inspiration.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» Now I wonder something else, I do poetic prayers for the Russian Orthodox Church. A few days later with the blessing of Patriarch I have published a book of hymns and prayers, which I read in the temple, the priests received them. As for musicals, we were planning a production of “Mozart” in the Russian language, but with French colleagues, but they suddenly went bankrupt. Our producers have invested a million dollars in sets, costumes, paid choreographers, and I wrote the material. If there is funding, there will be a statement, but looking for sponsors is not my concern.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году»
Do you follow contemporary poets, for example, Skid, Astakhova, Katsuba?
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» No, not really. Tells the story… a Few days ago Zurab Tsereteli gave in my honor for lunch, he called his friends, academics and artists, and I – Sasha Zhurbin, the famous composer. Came true, with my wife. We sat for a long time, well communicated, and ended it all… bottom! Andrey Dementiev in a queue for 40 minutes read the verses that were in tune with our mood: it’s about Pushkin’s poems – I about Pushkin St. Petersburg, he reads about Yevtushenko, Voznesensky, Akhmadulina – I read about Vysotsky. It was an amazing evening, filled with emotions and joy.
It turns out that rap battle you with a poetic point of view?
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» No, never, not my thing. Dance battles I liked, and the first REP we have, incidentally, played Sonya Rotaru: “I, you, he, she along the whole country!” I don’t understand is everyone’s fascination with battles and comparing them with poetry. You give me a piece of paper to read what they say. It’s one thing when you catch massive courage, you find yourself in this rhythm – Yes, it is possible to admire the technique of improvisation, but then leave it up to the paper or release the book. They are also a lot why we do not read of battles, and opened a volume of Akhmatova viewed the work of Khlebnikov, ascension. Same with profanity, which can be used in the company of men, and then with a smile, and make it public is disgusting.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году»
What do you think, do you have a creative heir, successor?
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» I don’t know… my son Maxim good Russian language, but he is a playwright, although writes poetry is very good. Maxim wrote the play “bad habits”. In this production plays Sergei Shakurov, I said, “you Have a brilliant son, brilliant playwright.” He is now finished a play that will put Lev Rakhlin, promise something unexpected. Son Jack was a very serious lawyer, recently won the case in favor of one newspaper at a large company. Daughter Alice last year, exhibited their photographs from Zurab Tsereteli, then won at prestigious international competitions, and is now entitled to five exhibitions in European cities.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году»
You can call it a good grandfather?
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» When we meet, the grandchildren are happy, but I rarely see them. They are all very pretty, great learning, engaged in chess, math… But none of them studied music, poetry, too, is not writing. —
A few years ago, the media wrote about the fact that Reznik quarreled with all artists for the money.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году» You know, if you have a catalog of 2500 songs, and you get 35 thousand rubles from the crooks, who previously worked in RAO, it becomes uncomfortable. Head stole 5 billion from our contributors, now there have changed the boss, everyone began to improve. And some artists, then said: “Reznik greedy!” While we do know how much they charge for their 40-minute speech. That’s all, and unraveled the story, fanned the scandal, but I now it is of little concern.
Илья Резник: «Пугачева вернется на сцену уже в следующем году»
What was the impetus for such a peace?
I was baptized in the Church of the blessed virgin, before it was just a Soviet man. (Laughs.) I was helped by prayer, Orthodoxy, I was blessed to work the Patriarch himself. This is happiness, when in the temple, read the prayer, and after the singers sing songs in my poems. You have no idea what this kind of art, just stunning! Because at the time Bach wrote fugues for the churches, he also served the Church, and I have started a very interesting period.