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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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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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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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

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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Why do rock bands from zero change their sound drastically?
Marilyn Manson said: “The death of art comes when you allow human opinion and demands to change what you do. There is a difference between being the boss, or servant.…

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Music by Alexei Rybnikov
Music, drawings, sketches. It’s hard to imagine a more creative childhood atmosphere. Father is a violinist, mother is an artist. Alexei Rybnikov even expressed his childhood impressions of watched films…

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“Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”
Pianist, People's Artist of Russia, Professor and Teacher of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music and the A.G. Schnittke told Kultura.RF portal that it’s a “dog business” in music, why…

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