Elena Kamburova. The song is a little life
Singer, actress, director - Elena Kamburova can not be placed in the framework of a certain role. Bulat Okudzhava, whose songs she performs all her life, said about her gift:…

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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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What to listen to in the autumn blues
For many of us, autumn is not the easiest and favorite season. The sun is getting smaller, outside - colder, and constantly drizzling rain can make everyone succumb to the…

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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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The concept of musical style
Gradually, albeit slowly, the content of music, its genres, forms, means of expression are enriched. In Western Europe VI-VII centuries. a strictly regulated system of one-band (monodic) church music (Gregorian…

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Nikon Zhila: "We did not sing only in Antarctica and in Africa"
About spiritual and spiritual music - under the sound of bells. Regent of the Choir of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery Nikon Zhila tells Natalia Letnikova about secular music in the…

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Aydar Gaynullin: “My music has its own face”
“Euphoria”, “Oxygen”, “Siberia. Monamur ”- these films are united by the fact that the music for them was written by a famous accordionist, vocalist and composer Aydar Gaynullin. On his…

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Yuri Bashmet. “Viola is a violinist with a dark past”
Yuri Bashmet is a world-famous artist, an outstanding violist, conductor and teacher. "Kultura.RF" asked him about music lessons, motivation, favorite songs and the subtleties of the profession of a musician.…

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