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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PLATE OF MEMORY NICHOLAS DOBRONRAVOVA
The name of Nikolai Dobronravov is inextricably linked with the name of his muse, wife and faithful companion of Alexandra Pakhmutova. They can not be separated from each other -…

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Perepetye songs Vysotsky
Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky can not be written off in the archive, although decades have passed since their appearance. For the first time, they were sung so shrillly that not…

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JAN FRENKEL: FOR JOY TO ALL
Some “Cranes” would be more than enough for Jan Frenkel to enter the history of music and become a popularly favorite composer. But the same became popular "Russian field", "Old…

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airy piano music

VIRTUOZY MUSIC WITHOUT EVGENY SOKOLOVSKY’S BORDERS

A little more than a hundred years ago, the famous poet said that if stars are lit, it means that someone needs it. Interpreting Vladimir Mayakovsky, it is safe to say that the modern viewer or listener was just waiting for such a star – filled with new meaning, emotions, ideas, fresh perception of musical art, which knows no boundaries and stereotypes. That is why Yevgeny Sokolovsky appeared on the creative horizon. Continue reading

How to listen to Stravinsky
In 2017, the world music community celebrates 135 years since the birth of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. He became one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century and one…

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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,…

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