The Unsurpassed King of Waltz Johann Straus
Dance melodies, which were called foot music, were condescending in any era. Operas, oratorios and symphonies were always considered noble genres, while all kinds of quadrille, waltzes and polkas were…

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POLISH CITY FREDERIK CHOPIN
The brilliant composer Frederic Chopin was in many ways different from most of his predecessors and even contemporaries. He wrote works only for piano. This unique creator did not leave…

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WISE PROSTAK OLEG ANOFRIEV
Fate gave Oleg Anofriev many different roles. He brilliantly made the seemingly unbelievable - in one film he created more than ten brilliant images. He had what set him apart…

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a poet

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

The stars of our age: women 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 was born…

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“The most difficult thing is to earn the trust of musicians”
Peter Gladysh - What qualities should a conductor have? - As a cellist, I worked in different orchestras with many conductors of different levels, different ages and nationalities. But there…

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POLISH CITY FREDERIK CHOPIN
The brilliant composer Frederic Chopin was in many ways different from most of his predecessors and even contemporaries. He wrote works only for piano. This unique creator did not leave…

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“RHAPSODY IN BLUE TONES” by GEORGE GERSHWIN
“Lady Jazz, adorned with intriguing rhythms, was walking dancing across the whole world. But nowhere did she meet a knight who would introduce her as a respected guest to the…

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