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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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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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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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

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

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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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…

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5 Russian opera singers who have conquered the world
Vienna Opera and London Covent Garden, Mariinsky Theater and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. We recall opera singers from Russia who have become world famous for their sopranos. Galina…

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The stars of our age: female musicians
Veronika Dudarova, Sofia Gubaidulina, Elena Obraztsova - names known not only in Russia, but also abroad. We remember the great women musicians of the twentieth century. Veronika Dudarova Veronika Dudarova…

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