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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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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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…

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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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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 and distinguished mistress appeared, taking the young virtuoso to the “rest” estate after the concerts. Up to 40 years old, he selected women for himself according to three criteria: large breasts, slender waists and long legs … It is thanks to these women that there is a great musical heritage.

The Joys of Freedom by Niccolò Paganini
In all the capitals of Europe at the beginning of the 19th century, portraits of a strange man appeared. A pale, wax-like face, tangled black hair, a big hooked nose, eyes burning like embers and a huge scarf wrapping the entire upper half of the body. When looking at the portrait, people whispered: “It looks like a devil.” This was the maestro Paganini – the composer and violinist, who had no equal, is not and hardly will be. Journalists blamed the musician for all mortal sins, added fuel to the fire and the church. A train of awkward “revelations” accompanied Niccolò across Europe. Well, the maestro was more interested in his own work. Continue reading

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

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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Where in Russia to listen to the body
The sound recording company “Melody” presented a new album of organ music - the collected works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The publication includes three important areas of creativity of the…

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