"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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The most famous Russian operas abroad
Rare theater today does without the Russian repertoire: classical operas by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky and Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich are staged. Portal "Kultura.RF"…

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How well do you understand classical music?
In 2017, the Moscow Philharmonic Society launched a major educational project for beginners, “Mom, I'm a music lover.” The portal "Kultura.RF" together with the Moscow Philharmonic invites you to take…

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky about the opera

The composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote not only music, but also about music. He published critical articles, wrote in letters and personal diaries about new musical compositions and raised global creative issues. Tchaikovsky often reflected on opera, which, in his opinion, alone gave composers “a means to communicate with the masses of the public.” We recall fragments from articles, letters and diaries of Tchaikovsky devoted to opera art. 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

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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Vyacheslav Butusov: “Recently I discovered Turgenev for myself”
Vyacheslav Butusov is not afraid to take risks. An architect by training, he realized that his real vocation is music. Then, at the peak of popularity, he disbanded a group…

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Music by Alexei Rybnikov
Music, drawings, sketches. It’s hard to imagine a more creative childhood atmosphere. Father is a violinist, mother is an artist. Alexei Rybnikov even expressed his childhood impressions of watched films…

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5 Russian opera singers who have conquered the world
Vienna Opera and London Covent Garden, Mariinsky Theater and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. We recall opera singers from Russia who have become world famous for their sopranos. Galina…

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Vyacheslav Butusov: “Recently I discovered Turgenev for myself”
Vyacheslav Butusov is not afraid to take risks. An architect by training, he realized that his real vocation is music. Then, at the peak of popularity, he disbanded a group…

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