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
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 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