John Corigliano: “I feel at home in Moscow, although I don’t know Russian”
Kultura.RF publishes an interview with the Moscow Philharmonic with an American composer who won an Oscar for the music for the film Red Violin by John Corigliano. In February 2018,…

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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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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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Igor Oistrakh: violin genius gene

Igor Oistrakh was born in Odessa on April 27, 1931. “Violin gene” he inherited from his father – the great violinist David Oistrakh, whose music accompanied Igor’s life from the first days.

Interest in music and violin, musical education and education were mostly instilled by the father. David Oistrakh taught his son the violin at the Central School of Music, which Igor graduated in 1949. Continue reading

Lyubov Kazarnovskaya. “Hot soprano” Russian Opera

The first and so far the only Russian singer who plays the part of Salome from the opera by Richard Strauss on opera scenes around the world. The singer, at the very beginning of her career, was awarded an invitation to Salzburg from Herbert von Karajan. The first opera diva who recorded all 103 Tchaikovsky ballads on CD. Creative biography of Lyubov Kazarnovskaya – continuous discoveries and experiments. Continue reading

Alexander Tchaikovsky: "The composer is like an actor, he is a performer"
Artistic director of the Moscow Philharmonic, professor at the Moscow Conservatory, composer Alexander Tchaikovsky told Kultura.RF portal about the history of the Union of Composers, about the strengths and weaknesses…

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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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