What to listen to in the autumn blues
For many of us, autumn is not the easiest and favorite season. The sun is getting smaller, outside - colder, and constantly drizzling rain can make everyone succumb to the…

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John Corigliano: “I feel at home in Moscow, although I don’t know Russian”
Kultura.RF publishes an interview with the Moscow Philharmonic with an American composer who won an Oscar for the music for the film Red Violin by John Corigliano. In February 2018,…

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Igor Oistrakh: violin genius gene
Igor Oistrakh was born in Odessa on April 27, 1931. “Violin gene” he inherited from his father - the great violinist David Oistrakh, whose music accompanied Igor's life from the…

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Lyubov Kazarnovskaya. “Hot soprano” Russian Opera

The first and so far the only Russian singer who plays the part of Salome from the opera by Richard Strauss on opera scenes around the world. The singer, at the very beginning of her career, was awarded an invitation to Salzburg from Herbert von Karajan. The first opera diva who recorded all 103 Tchaikovsky ballads on CD. Creative biography of Lyubov Kazarnovskaya – continuous discoveries and experiments. Continue reading

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

Perepetye songs Vysotsky

Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky can not be written off in the archive, although decades have passed since their appearance. For the first time they were sung so shrillly that not everyone will decide to perform from the stage. But these are songs that you want to sing. At the campfire, in the company of friends, and yet submit your version to the judgment of the audience – because the soul asks or as a tribute to the memory of the author. Continue reading

They were the first to play jazz.
The jazz was presented to the music world by a meeting of two cultures - European and African. At the international wave in the early 20s of the twentieth century…

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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 listen to Stravinsky
Russian composer Igor Stravinsky became one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century and one of the most prominent figures in the world of contemporary art. In honor of…

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Alexandrov Ensemble
10 facts about the largest Russian art group - the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after Alexander Alexandrov. 1. The Alexandrov Ensemble is a military unit…

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