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Articles:

Russian Tradition of Semantron, aka Slavic Flat Bells, Part 2
The late 20th century saw the revival of ancient Russian tradition of playing the semantron (aka bilo). However, the centuries old music instrument was thoroughly studied, developed and perfected.
--10-06-2015--
Russian Tradition of Semantron, aka Slavic Flat Bells, Part 1
Semantron (bilo in Russian) is one of the most ancient and simple but powerful music instruments. The resounding spellbinding voice of these ancient Slavic flat bells was known in Russia long before the coming of Christianity.
--09-06-2015--
Artistic Culture of the 19th Century, Part 7
The 19th century was the era of creating the Russian national music. Its forefather was Mikhail Glinka (1804 - 1857). Aspiring to create the national Russian opera, the composer addressed the Russian history of the 17th century, in particular, to the feat of the peasant Ivan Susanin.
--22-09-2014--
Russian Music in the 18th Century
In the 18th century notable changes took place in Russian music as well, though they were not as profound as in other art forms.
--27-08-2014--
Russian Music of the 16th Century
In the 15th 16th centuries the idea of angel-voice singing associated with monothematic unison singing was reconsidered.
--16-06-2014--
Chastushka: Russian Witty Ditty Tradition
Chastushka is a folklore genre, a short humorous Russian folk song (rhymed quatrain) performed in a fast manner. This poetic folk miniature can ironically or even sarcastically and with grim humour tackle a wide range of subjects in various areas of life.
--11-12-2013--
The Rite Of Spring By Igor Stravinsky Celebrates 100th Anniversary
A complex music score and an impetuous ballet that once produced a scandal at the first night in Paris today celebrate 100th anniversary. The German choreographer Sasha Waltz has staged a new version of the ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
--29-05-2013--
Russian New Year and Christmas Songs
Nothing brings a special holiday mood as well as New Year and Christmas songs. In this article we'll tell you about the most popular holiday songs among Russian people. These song are usually come from our favourite movies or cartoons and stay with us for many years helping to celebrate merry winter holidays happily. So let's go, the music is waiting for you!
--30-12-2011--
Rock Music Culture of the Ural Region
Since the 1980s Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) has been justly considered the 3rd capital of the Russian Rock and it probably ranks first among Russian cities as per the number of rock stars per capita. Nautilus Pompilius, Chaif, Agatha Christie, Nastya, Chicherina, Smyslovye Gallyutsinatsii and other rock bands from Yekaterinburg are known to millions of Russians. It is in Yekaterinburg where these bands were founded, developed and gained success.
--06-09-2011--
"Live Fast, Die Young" - 10 Russian Celebrities Gone Too Soon
They weren't able to stay in this world a little longer. But their short life was full of events and achievements. They enriched Russia with their talents and remained in history and people's memory. There is a list of 10 young Russian celebrities who died being below the age of 30, inclusive.
--29-08-2011--


News:

Gig of Russian Rock Song Covers
Touching heartfelt atmosphere and cover versions of favourite rock hits in acoustic version are waiting for you.
--23-03-2016--
harity oncert in Memory of Elena Obraztsova Comes to London
Charity concert Masterpieces of Russian and Italian Music will be held on the summer stage of the Holland Park in London on May 31.
--22-04-2015--
Time Machine Boycotted in Russia Goes to Europe
Russian rock band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine) put under boycott in Russia takes on a tour around Europe.
--06-02-2015--
Naked Noize MC Protests against Censorship
Rapper Ivan Alekseev well-known as Noize MC appeared on stage naked at the Kubana music festival in the Krasnodar Territory.
--19-08-2014--
TV Series about Valery Obodzinsky to be Filmed in Russia
Production of the new 8-serial movie about the Soviet singer Valery Obodzinsky has been launched in Russia.
--10-07-2014--
DDT Band to Donate Half a Million Rubles to Refugees from Ukraine
The famous Russian rock band DDT will transfer its concert revenues of half a million rubles for supporting refugees from the southeast of Ukraine.
--08-07-2014--
Famous House of Russian Rock to Be Turned into Hotel
The house known for Victor Tsois museum Kamchatka might be rearranged into a hotel.
--06-05-2014--
Alexander Vertinsky as Legend of the Century
The State Literary Museum in Moscow has opened the exhibition Alexander Vertinsky. Legend of the Century.
--24-03-2014--
Tolmachev Sisters to Present Russia at Eurovision-2014
Sisters Masha and Nastya Tolmachevs will present Russia at the Eurovision-2014 that will be held in Copenhagen in May. It still remains unknown what song is going to be performed by the girls.
--17-03-2014--
Writer, Translator and Songwriter Mark Freidkin Passes Away
Russian writer, translator, author and singer-songwriter Mark Freidkin, aged 60, died on Tuesday after a long illness.
--05-03-2014--
Olympic Games Music Collection Released in Russia
The official Winter Olympic Games collection comprises 13 songs, which have won the All-Russian competition of songs on sports subject.
--28-01-2014--
Gradsky Theater in Moscow Can Go into Service in January
The Moscow Construction Department has finished works on reconstruction of the building of the Moscow Theatre and Concert Music Association headed by the singer Alexander Gradsky.
--10-01-2014--
Monument to Fyodor Shalyapin to be Set Up in Kirov
A monument to the opera singer Fyodor Shalyapin will be set up in the square near the Kirov Drama Regional Theatre in 2014.
--07-01-2014--
Final Concert of Zemfira to be Webcasted on YouTube
The singer Zemfira has released a video message inviting to the last concert of her tour all those who could not get tickets.
--08-12-2013--
Russia is Celebrating International Music Day Today
The International Music Day was established on October 1, 1975 by a UNESCO decree. The Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich was one of its initiators.
--02-10-2013--
First Yanka Dyagileva Rock Music Festival to be Held in Siberia
September 7 will see the first rock music festival in memory of Yanka Dyagileva taking place in Novosibirsk.
--05-09-2013--
Korol i Shut Renamed Due to Death of its Frontman
Musicians of Korol i Shut punk band from Petersburg have officially announced its name change.
--16-08-2013--
Crescendo Music Festival to Take Place in Sochi
The Crescendo Music Festival concerts will be held in the Sochi Winter Theater from July 19 to July 21.
--16-07-2013--
Digitized Records of Melody Studio Appear on Internet
On the occasion of its semicentennial anniversary the well-known sound recording company Melody has started an online store with its digitized records.
--27-06-2013--
Collection of Ancient Russian Romance Songs Published in Novgorod for 140 Anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff
For the 140 anniversary since the birth of the great composer Sergei Rachmaninoff two CDs with ancient romance songs that belonged to his mother and grandmother have been released in his hometown of Veliky Novgorod.
--07-06-2013--
Noize MC Releases Album for the 10th Anniversary of His Creative Career
Noize MC has released his new album Protivo Gunz, which is already available in iTunes online store.
--16-04-2013--
Musical Monument to Vladimir Vysotsky to Appear in Vladivostok
An unusual monument to the outstanding poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky wil be set up in Vladivostok.
--09-04-2013--
Monument to Singer Vadim Kozin Appears in Magadan
A monument to the well-known Russian singer Vadim Kozin, who spent many years in Kolyma, has been unveiled in Magadan.
--22-03-2013--
Aquarium Band to Renew its Lineup and Record a New Album
The legendary Russian rock band Aquarium is going to renew its lineup this spring.
--20-03-2013--
Alexander Bashlachev Monument to Appear in Cherepovets
Monument to the well-known Russian rock singer and songwriter Alexander Bashlachev will be set up in the city of Cherepovets, where the poet was born.
--05-03-2013--
DDT Band Recording New Studio Album
The DDT band is working on a new studio album, the frontman Yury Shevchyuk said in an interview to Our Radio.
--27-02-2013--
Victor Tsoy Monument to Be Set Up in Kirov
For the first time the idea of setting up a monument to the musician and idol of the 1990s was considered in 2011.
--22-02-2013--
Exhibition May Become Basis for Future Museum of Russian Rock Music
Exhibition Realities of Russian rock. Continuation dedicated to history of the Leningrad rock primarily has been opened in Navicula Artis Gallery in St. Petersburg.
--18-02-2013--
Zemfira Reveals Her New Album
Zemfira has posted in the Internet her new album - the first one in six years and, perhaps, the most mysterious in its background on St. Valentine's Day.
--15-02-2013--
Exhibition on Leningrad Rock'n'Roll Opens in Moscow
The Lumier Brothers Photography Center has opened an exhibition dedicated to Leningrad rock'n'roll.
--31-01-2013--
Saratov Accordion Museum Opened in Saratov
Opening ceremony of the world first museum of Saratov Accordion took place in Saratov.
--28-01-2013--
Zemfira Announces Large-scale Concert Round
Singer Zemfira has announced large-scale concert tour around Russia and the former USSR countries.
--04-01-2013--
Monument to Igor Talkov to be Set Up in Tula Region
The monument will appear in the hometown of the famous musician - in the town of Shchyokino (Tula Region).
--11-12-2012--
Russian Legendary Conductor Nominated for Grammy
One of the most successful conductors in the world, Russia's Valery Gergiev, has earned a 'best performance' Grammy nomination for Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.
--11-12-2012--
Public Garden in St. Petersburg to be Named after Eduard Khil
Petersburg authorities are going to pay tribute to the outstanding Russian singer Eduard Khil.
--12-10-2012--
Legendary Bard Ada Yakusheva Passes Away
Famous Russian poetess, singer and songwriter Ada Yakusheva, aged 78, died in her apartment in Moscow on October 6.
--08-10-2012--
Largest Collection of Shalyapins Lifetime Records Put Up for Sale
The largest collection of unique lifetime gramophone records of the great opera singer Feodor Shalyapin has been put up for sale in the USA.
--18-09-2012--
Monument to Frontman of Grazhdanskaya Oborona to Appear in Novosibirsk
Initiators of a monument to Yegor Letov (1964-2008) plan to unveil it on February 19 marking the anniversary of the famous rock musicians death.
--28-08-2012--
Russian omposer Wins Prestigious European Competition
Russian composer Olga Viktorova from Yekaterinburg has become the winner of the prestigious competition of composers held in the framework of the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin.
--15-08-2012--
Viktor Tsoi Monument in St. Petersburg Entrusted to Two Sculptors
Two sculptors at once will work on creation of a monument to the rock musician Viktor Tsoi in St. Petersburg.
--07-08-2012--
Bolshoi Theater Stages Tchaikovsky's Little-Known Opera Charodeika
It is hardly believable that in the heritage of the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky there are still compositions little known to general public.
--26-06-2012--
Viktor Tsoi Lane and Monument to Appear in Petersburg for One Day
June 21 will mark the 50th anniversary since the birth of the legendary rock musician, singer and songwriter Viktor Tsoi.
--19-06-2012--
Free Summer Concerts to be Held in Sochi
Sochi invites tourists to have cultural vacations during this summer season. The musicians of the local Philharmonic will be giving open-air concerts, free to public.
--04-06-2012--
Russian and World Legend Baritone Dies
On Monday morning, June 4, Russian People's Artist Eduard Khil has died in a St. Petersburg hospital at the age of 77.
--04-06-2012--
Trololo Man Is in Coma
Russian singer Eduard Khil, who became an Internet sensation two years ago, has been taken to the hospital in a critical condition after a stroke.
--30-05-2012--
Violinist from Russia Scores Big Triumph at Competition in Brussels
Performance by the Russian violinist Andrey Baranov became a major triumph and one of the most memorable events in the history of this prestigious musical competition.
--29-05-2012--
Russian Violinist Wins Queen Elisabeth Contest
Russian young violinist Andrey Baranov has beat out 77 international participants to win the Queen Elizabeth International Competition in Brussels, one of the most prestigious musical contests in the world.
--28-05-2012--
Lady Gaga to Sing in Russian
Ralph Simon the producer of the world famous singer Lady Gaga reports that a song in Russian will shortly appear in her repertoire.
--24-05-2012--
Exhibition of Viktor Tsoi Photos to Open in St. Petersburg
The exhibition will consist of 44 portraits of the Russian rock star Viktor Tsoi.
--24-05-2012--
Contemporary Music Festival to be Held in Altai Mountains
The region's largest summer music festival Days of energy will take place in the Altai Republic June 10-12, 2012.
--02-05-2012--
Avantfest 2012 to be Held in Moscow
The 9th Avantfest - one of the first festivals of independent music in Russia - will be held on April 6, 2012.
--03-04-2012--
Open-Air Opera Festival to be Held in Petersburg
This summer the first international musical festival Opera for All will be held in Petersburg.
--16-03-2012--
Mumiy Troll to Release Album in English and Start Global Cruise
New English-language album of the Mumiy Troll band will be released in the middle of April in the USA.
--15-03-2012--
Joseph Kobzon to Quit the Stage this Year
Famous singer Joseph Kobzon, one of the most vivid representatives of Russian and Soviet pop music, is going to finish his career.
--09-02-2012--
Boris Grebenshchikov Concert Cancelled for Political Reasons First Time in Last 25 Years
Management of the St. Petersburg State University has cancelled Grebenshchikovs free concert and meeting with students scheduled for December, 23rd.
--19-12-2011--
A Chinese Mo Lijiang Wows the Audience with Russian Romances
The winner of 2010 Grand Prix of the non-academic romance festival, Mo Lijiang from China may now enter the Guinness Book of Records as the first and only Chinese to successfully perform Russian romances.
--05-12-2011--
Russians Take All Possible Opera Awards
Russian opera singers has won all the awards, including the coveted first prize of 10,000 euros, at one of the most prominent opera contests - the Competizione dellOpera.
--20-09-2011--
Russian violinist Purchase Worlds Most Expensive Violin
A Guarneri del Gesu worth some $10 million has come to Russia, being purchased by Russia's great violinist Dmitry Kogan and his Foundation for support of unique cultural projects.
--07-09-2011--
Russian Conducter is Appointed as Festival's Honorary President
Valery Gergiev, a Russian famous conductor and the Mariinsky theatre's creative director, has been appointed as Honorary President of the Edinburgh International Festival.
--06-09-2011--
Romance Song Star Alla Bayanova Passes Away
The Peoples Artist of Russia brilliant singer Alla Bayanova died, aged 97, on Tuesday, August, 30th.
--01-09-2011--
Russian Famous Romance Singer Passes Away
On Tuesday Alla Bayanova, the Russian famous romance singer and People's Artist of Russia, has died of cancer in her 98th year in one Moscow's hospice.
--31-08-2011--
Russian Violinist Shortlisted for UK Classical "Grammy"
A beauty and talented Russian violinist, who is only 26, has been included in the shortlist of 45 finalists of the British Gramophone Classical Music Awards.
--22-08-2011--
Unique Belfry Prepared for World Tour
Exposition of the Glinka Central Museum for Music Culture in Moscow has been replenished with the concert bell installation Russian belfry Sofia.
--20-07-2011--





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