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A unique gala concert will bring together world stars of the opera in the Red Square to celebrate FIFA World Cup!


The majestic fusion of music and painting in the entourage of an old 19th century mansion, the Shilov Art Gallery, will truly delight even the most experienced listeners!


The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory is one of the largest and most significant concert venues in Russia and the world. It traditionally hosts the largest music contests and international festivals.The best singers, orchestras and ensembles perform here.


On May 30, 2018 the Mozart Gala Concert will be held in the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Moscow. It is going to star Julia Lezhneva and open a new project of Elena Obraztsova Foundation.


May 25, 2018 will see fascinating waltzes of various times and peoples performed on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace of Moscow.


The 6th International Arts Festival "Dedicated to Victory Day ..." started in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on May 7.


At the end of the 19th century Russian bells won wide international acclaim. Products by Russian bell foundries were presented at numerous international exhibitions, and their owners took gold and silver prizes.


Since times immemorial bells and bell ringing have been an integral part of the Christian church service.


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.


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.


Pyzhatka is a single-pipe whistle flute traditional for the Kursk Region. This music instrument is a variety of the recorder.


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.


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.


Kalyuka (koluka) a Russian overtone flute - is one of the traditional folk Russian music instruments. It is a hollow tube lacking playing holes is played following the same principles as the overtone flute.


Gudok is an ancient Russian folk music instrument. In spite of its name (meaning hooter in Russian) it is a string instrument. Skomorokhi (wandering minstrel-cum-clowns) used it in a combination with the Gusli. Gudok consisted of an oval or pear-shaped dugout wooden case, a flat sounding board with resonator holes, and a short fingerboard without frets, with a straight or unbent head.


Russian Garmon (garmoshka) is a traditional reed music instrument with bellows and two push-button keyboards. The left keyboard is intended for accompaniment: by pressing a button one makes bass or an entire chord sound. The right keyboard is for playing the melody.


Blatnyak (criminal folklore,) is the song genre that sings of life and customs of the criminal world, originally meant for the milieu of prisoners and people close to underworld. The genre originated in the Russian Empire and spread in the Soviet Union and subsequently in the CIS countries.


The history of guitar in Russia is rich and original, with quite a complicated way of its development.


In the Stalinist epoch the vargan was banned as an adverse vestige of the past, in particular because of its close connection to shamanism. In spite of that, the older generations contrived to preserve the traditions of vargan playing and pass them on their children and grandchildren.


The origin of the word zhaleika remains unknown. Some researchers point to the similarity of the roots of zhaleika and zhalnik, the latter denoting a grave of an ancient Slavic man, and surmise the instrument could have been used at funeral repasts. The timbre of the zhaleika is piercing and nasal, sad and compassionate.


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