“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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Craig Robins
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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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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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 – neither in life nor in creativity. However, in order to merge together, two people needed to become real personalities, symbolic figures in art. No one doubts for a second the high poetic talent and uniqueness of Nikolai Dobronravov’s personality. Continue reading

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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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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Alexey Rybnikov: “We will see revival in music”
The head of the Union of Composers of Russia, Alexei Rybnikov, told the portal Kultura.RF, what distinguishes the work of a musician in film and theater, how they will support…

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ANTONIO VIVALDI - ITALIAN BAH
It took almost two centuries for humanity to learn, understand and appreciate the music of the great Antonio Vivaldi again, because soon after his death he was unfairly forgotten. In…

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