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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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“It turns out that listening to the orchestra is interesting!”
The head of the creative planning department of the Tyumen Philharmonic Svetlana Chueva won the A.V. Lunacharsky in the nomination "Worker of a concert organization." The award is annually awarded…

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"FATHER" SYMPHONY JOSEF HAYDN
This composer created with the hope that his works will help people to become at least a little happier and serve them as a source of vigor and inspiration. With…

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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 completing the symphony-oratorio. Over time, Florimon Herve was recognized as the father of the operetta, but the predilections of the eccentric creator always split, as, indeed, his whole life. An overly gifted singer, composer, actor and playwright was eccentric and unpredictable. Continue reading

The Unsurpassed King of Waltz Johann Straus

Dance melodies, which were called foot music, were condescending in any era. Operas, oratorios and symphonies were always considered noble genres, while all kinds of quadrille, waltzes and polkas were attributed to second-rate creations because of their entertaining nature. And only one Austrian composer managed to change this musical hierarchy, raising the melodies for dancing to previously unattainable symphonic heights. His name is Johann Strauss. Continue reading

KING RHYTHM-N-BLUES – PRINS

Prince has released hundreds of musical compositions and almost forty studio albums, 100 million copies of his records have been sold in the world. All this gave him a certain creative freedom, he could afford unpredictable actions, outrageous and eccentricity. And once he just wanted to change his stage name for a complex graphic symbol. He worked for hours in his home studio, and then, going out to thousands of fans on the stage, he enveloped them with his magic. Continue reading

WISE PROSTAK OLEG ANOFRIEV

Fate gave Oleg Anofriev many different roles. He brilliantly made the seemingly unbelievable – in one film he created more than ten brilliant images. He had what set him apart from many. Nature gave him a wonderful voice that almost everyone in our country knows. As a rule, his stage or song hero is a simple, ordinary guy, he is always “our”, an acquaintance, somewhere seen, perhaps living among us. Oleg Anofriev called him “my wise simple stil”. 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 – 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

The stars of our age: women musicians
Veronika Dudarova, Sofia Gubaidulina, Elena Obraztsova - names known not only in Russia, but also abroad. We remember the great women musicians of the twentieth century. Veronika Dudarova was born…

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Great symphonies of Russian composers
In the world of music, there are one-of-a-kind, landmark works, the sounds of which spell the chronicle of musical life. Some of these compositions represent a revolutionary breakthrough in art,…

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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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Russian opera singers who conquered the world
Vienna Opera and London Covent Garden, Mariinsky Theater and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. We recall opera singers from Russia, who have become world famous for their sopranos. Galina…

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