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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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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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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…

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New trends: what “Dirty Molly” and “kitty, kitty” bribed the youth

Kurt Cobain said: “Art, which has a long-term value, cannot be appreciated by the majority, only a small percentage will show understanding and appreciate it.” In part, he was mistaken, because every decade had his idols, many of whom fell in love with millions, and at the same time their music became a real classic. So, in the 1990s, young people adored and imitated Kurt Cobain himself, while in the early 1990s everyone was ill with Marilyn Manson. Continue reading

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, ”these are lines from the famous Rammstein song“ Mein Herz Brennt ”, sounding in the Russian-language cover version, which was made by the Russian group RADIO TAPOK. Continue reading

Rammstein in the new album told the whole truth about Germany

“The art of a professional musician is to give smart answers to stupid questions. And we specialize in giving stupid answers to clever questions, ”said Paul Landers, the guitarist of this German band, once said. It looks like coquetry. In reality, if you analyze her work, the composition team in the baggage, which makes the listener think about many important topics, provokes reflection. Continue reading

Award “Muz-TV-2019”: Lazarev did not make curved mirrors

If you go to the Megasport hall, where the award ceremony took place this time, drive up by unstrung stars in overdressed tinted glass limousines to the closed VIP parking, and try, like ordinary people, from the subway along dusty and crooked paths of the ever-building district, the first thing that was striking (especially in contrast with the recent Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv) was the harsh police and army cordon in the course of the movement. Continue reading

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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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Alexandrov Ensemble
10 facts about the largest Russian art group - the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after Alexander Alexandrov. 1. The Alexandrov Ensemble is a military unit…

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Calico songs
Calico songs - this is how Mitrofan Pyatnitsky called folk songs with love and affection. The famous collector of Russian folklore became the founder of Russia's first folk choir. The…

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NARKOMFIN conducted the first audit
“We got together with the guys a couple of weeks before the concert ... There were only a few rehearsals, all great professionals. After two albums it was not clear,…

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