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 where professional musicians serve. Their routine includes not only rehearsals – they take an oath, undergo a drill, they know how to handle weapons. 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
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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