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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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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Alexandrov Ensemble
10 facts about the largest Russian art group - the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after Alexander Alexandrov. 1. The Alexandrov Ensemble is a military unit…

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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, others have a complex and deep concept, others strike with an extraordinary history of creation, the fourth are a kind of presentation of the composer’s style, and the fifth … are so beautiful in music that it is impossible not to mention them. Continue reading

Yuri Bashmet. “Viola is a violinist with a dark past”

Yuri Bashmet is a world-famous artist, an outstanding violist, conductor and teacher. “Kultura.RF” asked him about music lessons, motivation, favorite songs and the subtleties of the profession of a musician.

– Yuri Abramovich, tell us, please, when did you realize that you want to devote your whole life to music? For example, Pyotr Tchaikovsky shook his first trip to the opera – and then he realized his vocation. How was it with you? Continue reading

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 century, Russian chanson was understood as foxtrots and tangos far from the criminal theme, as well as emigrant, pop, gypsy songs and urban romances. We recall the great performers who stood at the origins of Russian chanson. Continue reading

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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"Jazz can be compared only with jazz"
From March 13 to March 17, the Triumph of Jazz International Festival was held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tula. Its creator, the head of the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist…

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Alexandrov Ensemble
10 facts about the largest Russian art group - the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after Alexander Alexandrov. 1. The Alexandrov Ensemble is a military unit…

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Alexey Rybnikov: “We will see Revival in music”
The head of the Union of Composers of Russia, Alexei Rybnikov, told the Kultura.RF portal what distinguishes the work of a musician in the cinema and theater, how they will…

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