“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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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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NARKOMFIN conducted the first audit
“We got together with the guys a couple of weeks before the concert ... There were only a few rehearsals, all great professionals. After two albums it was not clear,…

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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 cooperation between the Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Theater, working with foreign artists, modern music and much more. Continue reading

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

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 musical direction broke into the Land of the Soviets. We recall the performers who were the first to play jazz in the USSR.

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Tamara Sinyavskaya. Noble prima donna
Tamara Sinyavskaya was admitted to an internship at the Bolshoi Theater against all the rules: at a very young age, at 20, and without a conservatory education. A year later,…

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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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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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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…

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