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,…

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“Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”
Pianist, People's Artist of Russia, Professor and Teacher of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music and the A.G. Schnittke told Kultura.RF portal that it’s a “dog business” in music, why…

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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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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

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 where professional musicians serve. Their routine includes not only rehearsals – they take an oath, undergo a drill, they know how to handle weapons. Continue reading

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 an elite art, which is understood only by the elect. Of course, in reality this is not the case. Where to start listening to classical music, in order to learn how to understand it, we understand with Victoria Ivanova. 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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Vladimir Spivakov: “In music there is everything that exists in space”
The chief conductor and artistic director of the State Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosos", the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia Vladimir Spivakov told Kultura.RF portal about how to succeed the beginner…

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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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Alexander Tchaikovsky: "The composer is like an actor, he is a performer"
Artistic director of the Moscow Philharmonic, professor at the Moscow Conservatory, composer Alexander Tchaikovsky told Kultura.RF portal about the history of the Union of Composers, about the strengths and weaknesses…

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