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,…

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What to listen to when in love
It is not a secret for anyone that for a person a feeling of love is absolutely necessary for life, even regardless of what this love can lead to. The…

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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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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 repertoire of the church choir, revolutionary songs in pre-revolutionary sound and Armstrong’s spirituals.

– Nikon Stepanovich, you graduated from the music school, then Gnesinka. Immediately went with a spiritual guide, or simply “chose the music”, and then circumstances have developed? Continue reading

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.

– Yuri Abramovich, tell us, please, when did you realize that you want to devote your whole life to music? For example, Pyotr Tchaikovsky shook his first trip to the opera – and then he realized his vocation. How was it with you? Continue reading

Oleg Karavaichuk: sky taper

Director Sergei Lando shoots a documentary film “Sky Taper” at the Lendok film studio about one of the most mysterious musicians of our time, Oleg Karavaichuk. The author told the portal Kultura.RF about why Karavaichuk played in a pillowcase, how to find the truth in the myths about him and what will help him to understand his music. Continue reading

The stars of our age: female musicians
Veronika Dudarova, Sofia Gubaidulina, Elena Obraztsova - names known not only in Russia, but also abroad. We remember the great women musicians of the twentieth century. Veronika Dudarova Veronika Dudarova…

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How to start listening to classical music to learn how to understand it
Around the classical music hovers many legends and myths. For example, that Mozart poisoned Salieri. Or that the musicians are people not of this world. And that classical music is…

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John Corigliano: “I feel at home in Moscow, although I don’t know Russian”
Kultura.RF publishes an interview with the Moscow Philharmonic with an American composer who won an Oscar for the music for the film Red Violin by John Corigliano. In February 2018,…

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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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