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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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…

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Vladimir Yurovsky: “Actual music is the one that is written today”
Especially for Kultura.RF, the initiator of the festival, artistic director of the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia Vladimir Yurovsky told Viktoria Ivanova about the differences between current and…

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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 violinist, what distinguishes the music audience in Russia and abroad and what discoveries happened on II International Violin Competition in Ufa. Continue reading

“Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”

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

“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 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.
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Calico songs
Calico songs - this is how Mitrofan Pyatnitsky called folk songs with love and affection. The famous collector of Russian folklore became the founder of Russia's first folk choir. The…

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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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“Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”
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…

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How to listen to Stravinsky
Russian composer Igor Stravinsky became one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century and one of the most prominent figures in the world of contemporary art. In honor of…

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