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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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…

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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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days with them at rehearsals

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

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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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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Vladimir Spivakov: “In music there is everything that exists in space”
The chief conductor and artistic director of the State Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosos", the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia Vladimir Spivakov told Kultura.RF portal about how to succeed the beginner…

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The wind of change Maxim Dunaevsky
Music that sounds. And pulls you by the invisible threads, makes you respond, swing in time, drumming your fingers on the table, softly humming under your breath or almost screaming,…

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