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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
In the world of music, there are one-of-a-kind, landmark works, the sounds of which spell the chronicle of musical life. Some of these compositions represent a revolutionary breakthrough in art, others have a complex and deep concept, others strike with an extraordinary history of creation, the fourth are a kind of presentation of the composer’s style, and the fifth … are so beautiful in music that it is impossible not to mention them. Continue reading