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…

Continue reading →

Music by Alexei Rybnikov
Music, drawings, sketches. It’s hard to imagine a more creative childhood atmosphere. Father is a violinist, mother is an artist. Alexei Rybnikov even expressed his childhood impressions of watched films…

Continue reading →

The wind of change Maxim Dunaevsky
Music that sounds. And pulls you by the invisible threads, makes you respond, swing in time, drumming your fingers on the table, softly humming under your breath or almost screaming,…

Continue reading →

asked to listen

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

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…

...

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…

...

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,…

...

They were the first to play jazz.
The jazz was presented to the music world by a meeting of two cultures - European and African. At the international wave in the early 20s of the twentieth century…

...