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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MUSIC OF MUSICIAN NICCOLO PAGANINI
One of the most prominent personalities of the musical history of Niccolò Paganini, despite his rather demonic appearance, has never lacked fans. He was not even 20 when a rich…

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Yuri Rozum: “Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”
Pianist, People's Artist of Russia, Professor and Teacher of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music and the A.G. Schnittke told Kultura.RF portal that it’s a “dog business” in music, why…

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Perepetye songs Vysotsky

Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky can not be written off in the archive, although decades have passed since their appearance. For the first time, they were sung so shrillly that not everybody would decide to perform from the stage. But these are songs that I want to sing. At the campfire, in the company of friends, and yet submit your version to the judgment of the audience – because the soul asks or as a tribute to the memory of the author. Who took up the performance of their favorite songs, we recall with Natalia Letnikova. Continue reading

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 contemporary music, the future of composer art and a difficult choice of listener.

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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, others have a complex and deep concept, others strike with an extraordinary story of creation, others are a kind of presentation of the composer’s style, and the fifth … are so beautiful in music that it is impossible not to mention them. To the credit of musical art, there are a lot of such works, and as an example we will talk about five selected Russian symphonies, the uniqueness of which is difficult to overestimate. Continue reading

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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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“SIMPLE CZECH MUSICIAN” ANTONIN DVORAK
An independent talent, formed under adverse circumstances and victoriously emerged from a difficult struggle. Antonin Dvořák is undoubtedly the most famous Czech of all time. He succeeded in the fact…

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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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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…

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