5 Russian opera singers who have conquered the world
Vienna Opera and London Covent Garden, Mariinsky Theater and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. We recall opera singers from Russia who have become world famous for their sopranos. Galina…

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky about the opera
The composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote not only music, but also about music. He published critical articles, wrote in letters and personal diaries about new musical compositions and raised global creative…

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky about the opera
The composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote not only music, but also about music. He published critical articles, wrote in letters and personal diaries about new musical compositions and raised global creative…

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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

How well do you understand classical music?
In 2017, the Moscow Philharmonic Society launched a major educational project for beginners, “Mom, I'm a music lover.” The portal "Kultura.RF" together with the Moscow Philharmonic invites you to take…

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“Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”
Pianist, People's Artist of Russia, Professor and Teacher of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music and the A.G. Schnittke told Kultura.RF portal that it’s a “dog business” in music, why…

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Vladimir Yurovsky: “Actual music is the one that is written today”
Especially for Kultura.RF, the initiator of the festival, artistic director of the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia Vladimir Yurovsky told Viktoria Ivanova about the differences between current and…

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“Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”
Pianist, People's Artist of Russia, Professor and Teacher of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music and the A.G. Schnittke told Kultura.RF portal that it’s a “dog business” in music, why…

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