The wind of change Maxim Dunaevsky
Music that sounds. And pulls you by the invisible threads, makes you respond, swing in time, drumming your fingers on the table, softly humming under your breath or almost screaming,…

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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…

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Nikon Zhila: "We did not sing only in Antarctica and in Africa"
About spiritual and spiritual music - under the sound of bells. Regent of the Choir of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery Nikon Zhila tells Natalia Letnikova about secular music in the…

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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 issues. Tchaikovsky often reflected on opera, which, in his opinion, alone gave composers “a means to communicate with the masses of the public.” We recall fragments from articles, letters and diaries of Tchaikovsky devoted to opera art. Continue reading

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 century, Russian chanson was understood as foxtrots and tangos far from the criminal theme, as well as emigrant, pop, gypsy songs and urban romances. We recall the great performers who stood at the origins of Russian chanson. Continue reading

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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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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Russian operas that conquered the world
Domestic history, literature and music in a single piece. Stage unity of music, voice, drama plot. For the first time, opera came to Russia in the 18th century with Italian…

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Rammstein in Russia replaced RADIO TAPOK
“Children, attention! Hush, laugh. I am the voice of darkness, I am created by pain. And he brought something for everybody from the chest by tearing it out with blood,…

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