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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Rammstein in Russia replaced RADIO TAPOK
“Children, attention! Hush, laugh. I am the voice of darkness, I am created by pain. And he brought something for everybody from the chest by tearing it out with blood,…

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Front-line star Claudius Shulzhenko
For Claudia Shulzhenko, for each song there was a separate role - with gestures and facial expressions, intonations and even props. In the war years, the singer gave hundreds of…

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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 issues. Tchaikovsky often reflected on opera, which, in his opinion, alone gave composers “a means to communicate with the masses of the public.” We recall fragments from articles, letters and diaries of Tchaikovsky devoted to opera art. Continue reading

Yuri Bashmet. “Viola is a violinist with a dark past”
Yuri Bashmet is a world-famous artist, an outstanding violist, conductor and teacher. "Kultura.RF" asked him about music lessons, motivation, favorite songs and the subtleties of the profession of a musician.…

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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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Andrei Petrenko: “I love good music ...”
Chief choirmaster and guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theater, Honored Artist of Russia, artistic director of the Instrumental Chapel Chamber Orchestra of the Moscow Regional Philharmonic Society Andrei Petrenko on…

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The most famous Russian operas abroad
Rare theater today does without the Russian repertoire: classical operas by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky and Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich are staged. Portal "Kultura.RF"…

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