“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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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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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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art seemed inaccessible to many

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

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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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…

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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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JAN FRENKEL: FOR JOY TO ALL
Some “Cranes” would be more than enough for Jan Frenkel to enter the history of music and become a popularly favorite composer. But the same became popular "Russian field", "Old…

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