My music

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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Five great symphonies of Russian composers
In the world of music, there are one-of-a-kind, landmark works, the sounds of which spell the chronicle of musical life. Some of these compositions represent a revolutionary breakthrough in art,…

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How well do you understand classical music?
In 2017, the Moscow Philharmonic Society launched a major educational project for beginners, “Mom, I'm a music lover.” The portal "Kultura.RF" together with the Moscow Philharmonic invites you to take…

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Lyubov Kazarnovskaya. “Hot soprano” Russian Opera

The first and so far the only Russian singer who plays the part of Salome from the opera by Richard Strauss on opera scenes around the world. The singer, at the very beginning of her career, was awarded an invitation to Salzburg from Herbert von Karajan. The first opera diva who recorded all 103 Tchaikovsky ballads on CD. Creative biography of Lyubov Kazarnovskaya – continuous discoveries and experiments. Continue reading

Nikon Zhila: “We did not sing only in Antarctica and in Africa”

About spiritual and spiritual music – under the sound of bells. Regent of the Choir of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery Nikon Zhila tells Natalia Letnikova about secular music in the repertoire of the church choir, revolutionary songs in pre-revolutionary sound and Armstrong’s spirituals.

– Nikon Stepanovich, you graduated from the music school, then Gnesinka. Immediately went with a spiritual guide, or simply “chose the music”, and then circumstances have developed? Continue reading

Aydar Gaynullin: “My music has its own face”

“Euphoria”, “Oxygen”, “Siberia. Monamur ”- these films are united by the fact that the music for them was written by a famous accordionist, vocalist and composer Aydar Gaynullin. On his work in the cinema, unusual instruments, modern soundtracks, as well as the upcoming anniversary concert at the Moscow International House of Music – in an interview with the portal “Culture. Continue reading

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 beloved by millions and gathered a new team. Today he is preparing a new format of performances – the performance-concert “Awakened Joy”, combining classical music, songs written for rock performance, and literature. Continue reading

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 performers. The founder of the first Russian theater Fyodor Volkov became the author of the first Russian opera with a folk plot. A century later, the Russian opera conquered the entire musical world. Continue reading

First, Russian, piano
  On December 3 (old style - November 21) in 1875, for the first time in Moscow, the First Piano Concerto for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was performed. A new composition…

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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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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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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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