Front-line star Claudius Shulzhenko
For Claudia Shulzhenko, for each song there was a separate role - with gestures and facial expressions, intonations and even props. In the war years, the singer gave hundreds of…

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"Jazz can be compared only with jazz"
From March 13 to March 17, the Triumph of Jazz International Festival was held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tula. Its creator, the head of the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist…

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First, Russian, piano
  On December 3 (old style - November 21) in 1875, for the first time in Moscow, the First Piano Concerto for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was performed. A new composition…

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along the path

How to start listening to classical music to learn how to understand it

Around the classical music hovers many legends and myths. For example, that Mozart poisoned Salieri. Or that the musicians are people not of this world. And that classical music is an elite art, which is understood only by the elect. Of course, in reality this is not the case. Where to start listening to classical music, in order to learn how to understand it, we understand with Victoria Ivanova. Continue reading

Andrei Petrenko: “I love good music …”

Chief choirmaster and guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theater, Honored Artist of Russia, artistic director of the Instrumental Chapel Chamber Orchestra of the Moscow Regional Philharmonic Society Andrei Petrenko on cooperation between the Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Theater, working with foreign artists, modern music and much more. Continue reading

New trends: what “Dirty Molly” and “kitty, kitty” bribed the youth

Kurt Cobain said: “Art, which has a long-term value, cannot be appreciated by the majority, only a small percentage will show understanding and appreciate it.” In part, he was mistaken, because every decade had his idols, many of whom fell in love with millions, and at the same time their music became a real classic. So, in the 1990s, young people adored and imitated Kurt Cobain himself, while in the early 1990s everyone was ill with Marilyn Manson. Continue reading

Pioneers of Russian chanson
In the Russian music industry of the 1990s, the concept of “Russian chanson” was a substitute for the inconvenient term “blatant song”. But in the first half of the 20th…

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Award "Muz-TV-2019": Lazarev did not make curved mirrors
If you go to the Megasport hall, where the award ceremony took place this time, drive up by unstrung stars in overdressed tinted glass limousines to the closed VIP parking,…

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Five great symphonies of Russian composers
In the world of music, there are one-of-a-kind, landmark works, the sounds of which spell the chronicle of musical life. Some of these compositions represent a revolutionary breakthrough in art,…

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The stars of our age: female musicians
Veronika Dudarova, Sofia Gubaidulina, Elena Obraztsova - names known not only in Russia, but also abroad. We remember the great women musicians of the twentieth century. Veronika Dudarova Veronika Dudarova…

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