We listen and understand the symphony
What is the difference between classical, academic, symphonic and philharmonic music? Can a string quartet be considered an orchestra, and can such a “orchestra” then be called a violin? Answers…

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RUSSIAN MAESTRO MICHAEL GLINKA
Mikhail Glinka entered the history of world music as the founder of the Russian national opera. His composer's talent was not always approved, sometimes criticized and ridiculed, but the composer…

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Yuri Bashmet. “The violist is a violinist with a dark past”
Yuri Bashmet is a world-famous artist, an outstanding violist, conductor and teacher. "Kultura.RF" asked him about music lessons, motivation, favorite songs and the intricacies of the profession of a musician.…

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but there he fell asleep

KING OPERETTA IMRE CALMAN

In the 1930s, the name of this composer was on the lips of all music lovers of the world. Even the followers of the classics sang his melodies. How did Imre Kalman, who worked in the light genre of the Viennese operetta, manage to achieve such unprecedented success? Everything is simple – his works are considered a win-win option for all musical theaters. It is enough to put his operetta on the stage, and the theater is guaranteed to have its own audience. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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