artist Alexander Kostomolotsky
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
The Soviet era was generous with talents. The history of world culture includes the names of brilliant Soviet pianists, violinists, cellists, singers and, of course, conductors. At this time, formed a modern idea of the role of the conductor – the leader, organizer, master. What were the music leaders of the Soviet era? We offer our readers five portraits from the gallery of outstanding conductors.
Nikolai Golovanov (1891–1953)
Already at the age of six, during his walk, Nikolai tried to conduct a military band. In 1900, a young music lover was accepted into the Synodal School. Here his vocal, conductor and composer abilities were revealed. Continue reading
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 musical direction broke into the Land of the Soviets. We recall the performers who were the first to play jazz in the USSR.
Valentin Parnach – pioneer of Soviet jazz Continue reading