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“Jazz is based on a great love of music”
- Jazz appeared in Russia in Soviet times - was it different then? And which of the musicians of that era influenced the development of trends in Russia? - We…

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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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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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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

Opera “Sadko” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Opera-epic “Sadko” – one of the most famous works of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Her path to the audience was not easy, because the emperor himself crossed out Sadko from the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theater. And only thanks to the private opera by Savva Mamontov, she was first introduced to the audience, winning universal recognition as an example of Russian musical epos. Continue reading

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 400 contenders. So the oldest choir of Russia became for Zykina the first singing school.

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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, the singer joined the main body of the troupe and performed leading roles, and five years later she performed in the best opera houses in the world. Continue reading

Elena Kamburova. The song is a little life

Singer, actress, director – Elena Kamburova can not be placed in the framework of a certain role. Bulat Okudzhava, whose songs she performs all her life, said about her gift: “A happy combination of vocals, intelligence and talent”. Elena Antonovna herself identifies herself to the clan of chansonnier, appreciates the work of the classics of this genre: Jacques Brel, Juliette Greco, Leo Ferret. Continue reading

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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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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Alexander Tchaikovsky: "The composer is like an actor, he is a performer"
Artistic director of the Moscow Philharmonic, professor at the Moscow Conservatory, composer Alexander Tchaikovsky told Kultura.RF portal about the history of the Union of Composers, about the strengths and weaknesses…

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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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