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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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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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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absolutely musical cradle

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 concerts on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, and her “Blue Handkerchief” was a symbol of the future Victory. Read the story of how Claudia Shulzhenko became one of the most famous artists of the Soviet Union. 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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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.

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Oleg Karavaichuk: sky taper
Director Sergei Lando shoots a documentary film "Sky Taper" at the Lendok film studio about one of the most mysterious musicians of our time, Oleg Karavaichuk. The author told the…

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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…

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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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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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