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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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…

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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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“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 it’s useful to stand on the head before going on stage and what musical compositions of Russian composers are underestimated in the West. Continue reading

“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 Igor Butman told the Kultura.RF portal about what kind of music he listens to, what is “Russian jazz” and what foreign musicians can learn from us.
– Igor Mikhailovich, what do you expect from the review this year? What will please the audience? Continue reading

“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 must pay tribute to America, which was the pioneer of this culture. Jazz came to Russia in the 1920s – the musicians in our country were then more classical. But in the era of NEP, jazz really flourished. Continue reading

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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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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Lyudmila Zykina. The singer who dreamed of flying
Lyudmila Zykina before the scene passed a real labor school - turner, nurse, seamstress. But at the audition in the choir of Pyatnitsky, the 18-year-old Lyudmila was chosen from among…

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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…

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