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From the “wildest Russian nihilism” to the unfading classics. In a new episode of our podcast, we share a lecture on the history of the Violin Concerto in D major by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, its performance and interpretation. In view of the composer’s 180th anniversary, it is the right time to look at the evolution […]
Pyotr Ilyich’s life journey consists of more than 150 points. From a happy childhood in Votkinsk and youth in St. Petersburg to “Souvenir de Florence” and a triumph at the opening of Carnegie Hall in New York. The world map gives a sense of the composer’s personal and creative scope. Moreover, an essential motif related […]
Today, we offer you to watch the recording of the first event in the large “Byzantine Gifts” educational cycle — a roundtable discussion of the Hagia Sophia cathedral.
October 25, 1893 (old style) was the day Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died. On this memorial day, we are sharing with you a recording of a music piece which sounds particularly touching given the occasion. Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937) has written a cycle titled “October 25, 1893 (In Memory of P.I. Tchaikovsky)”. The cycle […]
Episode 18 of FM Module focuses on skin, or on sensitivity to be exact. Or, to be as precise as possible, it focuses on the boundaries of our consciousness. The organic shell which divides us from the world and also connects us to it is apparently a display of the discrete nature of existence. The […]
Freedom is just another name of the point of no return. Or is it? Where does freedom come from, and why does one need it? Free will emerges from the moment of uncertainty, the gap between the past and the future. You can open up a depth of opportunities and gain everything there is to […]