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Education

Together with our general partner VTB Bank, we created an educational project for the concerts in Zaryadye on May 25 and 26 and at the Diaghilev Festival on June 10. We did a big interview with Leonid Desyatnikov, who had visited the rehearsals of his Rite of Winter 1949. The composer told about the idea […]
How did the architectural idea inherited from antiquity become a home for the Christian God, what did Byzantine architecture give to world culture, what can be seen as its fruits today? The logic and spirit of the valuable, in some cases miraculously preserved monuments of the Eastern Roman Empire is explained by Svetlana Maltseva, lecturer […]
The Byzantine authors just imitated the classical ones, without creating anything original. Their literature is a crooked mirror, where you can’t get to the facts through parables. The Christian Empire had no sense of humour; each text was a theological preachment. We refute these and other stereotypes in a new episode of our podcast — […]
How did philosophy and religion meet in Byzantium? How did ancient ideas about beauty and virtue flow into Christian ethics? And how did Socratic “trolling” become the ground for heresies? A new video on the musicAeterna digital platform features a lecture on “meetings at highest level” in the intellectual life of the Eastern Roman Empire, […]
How do words and music meet in the works of Paul Celan? What do modern readers and artists find in the strikingly complex and succinct texts born at the cutting edge of the 20th century tragedies? These and other topics are covered in a talk of the composer and Dom Radio resident Alexey Retinsky with […]
How does Tchaikovsky’s music influence the way contemporary composers think? Vladimir Rannev, Alexander Knaifel, Sergey Nevsky and Oleg Gudachev talk about the powerful innovation and non-obvious borrowings, which over the centuries have resulted in real discoveries. Concluding the anniversary year, we suggest to watch the November meeting in Dom Radio on the living energy of […]