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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"GREAT SYMPHONY" FRENZ Schubert
Throughout his life and long enough after his death, Franz Schubert was the personification of a misunderstood genius who had not achieved recognition. Only friends and relatives admired his music,…

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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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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

Igor Butman: “Jazz can be compared only with jazz”
Igor Butman told the Kultura.RF portal about what kind of music he was listening to, what “Russian jazz” is and what foreign musicians can learn from us. - Igor Mikhailovich,…

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MAESTRO ALEXANDER ZATSEPIN
Is it possible to imagine the 20th century without the songs of the great Alexander Zatsepin. Favorite millions of hits and songs from the comedies of Leonid Gaidai made his…

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IRINA DUBTSOVA - IRON LADY OF THE VARIETY
Brave, bright and decisive - this is Irina Dubtsova, whose songs are taken for the soul and made to experience genuine emotions. She is called the “iron lady” of modern…

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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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