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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 […]
An experience got through shock, a beauty seen through pain… How does a person explain their complicated relationship with art through the concepts of “pathos” and “pathetic”? In a new episode of our podcast, we trace the evolution of two categories through the centuries, from the Homeric epics to Tchaikovsky’s lyricism, from the works of […]
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 […]
We’re now sharing with you the recording of “Sacred music by Soviet composers of the second half of the 20th century”, the lecture that concluded the Schnittke-focused Modern Audience Laboratory.
The second episode of Modern Audience Laboratory Online is live. Musicologist Anna Fefelova joins musicAeterna’s chief chorus master Vitaliy Polonsky to discuss the score of Alfred Schnittke’s Choir Concerto.