Rammstein in the new album told the whole truth about Germany
“The art of a professional musician is to give smart answers to stupid questions. And we specialize in giving stupid answers to clever questions, ”said Paul Landers, the guitarist of…

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Rammstein in the new album told the whole truth about Germany
“The art of a professional musician is to give smart answers to stupid questions. And we specialize in giving stupid answers to clever questions, ”said Paul Landers, the guitarist of…

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Why do rock bands from zero change their sound drastically?
Marilyn Manson said: “The death of art comes when you allow human opinion and demands to change what you do. There is a difference between being the boss, or servant.…

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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

Soviet-era conductors

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

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 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

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…

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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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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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“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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