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…

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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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The wind of change Maxim Dunaevsky
Music that sounds. And pulls you by the invisible threads, makes you respond, swing in time, drumming your fingers on the table, softly humming under your breath or almost screaming,…

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the rustling

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 an elite art, which is understood only by the elect. Of course, in reality this is not the case. Where to start listening to classical music, in order to learn how to understand it, we understand with Victoria Ivanova. Continue reading

Soviet-era conductors
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…

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Lyudmila Zykina. The singer who dreamed of flying
Lyudmila Zykina before the scene passed a real labor school - turner, nurse, seamstress. But at the audition in the choir of Pyatnitsky, the 18-year-old Lyudmila was chosen from among…

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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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They were the first to play jazz.
The jazz was presented to the music world by a meeting of two cultures - European and African. At the international wave in the early 20s of the twentieth century…

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