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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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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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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Tamara Sinyavskaya. Noble prima donna

Tamara Sinyavskaya was admitted to an internship at the Bolshoi Theater against all the rules: at a very young age, at 20, and without a conservatory education. A year later, the singer joined the main body of the troupe and performed leading roles, and five years later she performed in the best opera houses in the world. Continue reading

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 spleen. Fortunately, the treatment for the blues is well known: a cup of hot cocoa, a company of loved ones and good music. What to listen to perk, we deal with Victoria Ivanova. Continue reading

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 in the symphony assembly of the Imperial Russian Musical Society was presented to Muscovites by the young pianist Sergei Taneyev and the orchestra conducted by Nikolai Rubinstein.

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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…

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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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The concept of musical style
Gradually, albeit slowly, the content of music, its genres, forms, means of expression are enriched. In Western Europe VI-VII centuries. a strictly regulated system of one-band (monodic) church music (Gregorian…

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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…

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