JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - MUSIC SELECTOR
The Bach family name and the word “musician” were synonymous in Germany for several centuries, because this ancient genus gave the world 56 musicians, but only in the fifth generation…

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ARMENIAN ROMANTIC ARNO BABAJANYAN
He knew how to sincerely enjoy life and most importantly - to share this feeling with other people, easily arranged holidays on weekdays and convened anyone who was not averse…

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OUTSTANDING SIXTEEN EVGENY EVTUSHENKO
Yevgeny Yevtushenko - a poet with a capital letter, and even much more than a Russian poet. This single word has absorbed all the facets of his work - from…

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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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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

KNIGHT OF OPERETTA FLORIMON HERVE
This composer composed various spiritual works, but did not admit to anyone that he dreamed of an operetta. Then he nevertheless created 80 operettas, although he had already dreamed of…

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RODION SHCHEDRIN - KING OF A MODERN ORCHESTRA
Great music should be available to a large audience - under this motto the great composer of the second half of the 20th century and modernity Rodion Shchedrin creates. None…

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