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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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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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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Vyacheslav Butusov: “Recently I discovered Turgenev for myself”

Vyacheslav Butusov is not afraid to take risks. An architect by training, he realized that his real vocation is music. Then, at the peak of popularity, he disbanded a group beloved by millions and gathered a new team. Today he is preparing a new format of performances – the performance-concert “Awakened Joy”, combining classical music, songs written for rock performance, and literature. 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…

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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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What to listen to when in love
It is not a secret for anyone that for a person a feeling of love is absolutely necessary for life, even regardless of what this love can lead to. The…

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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,…

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