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Russian Classical Music

The Russian classical music embraces the heritage of many world-famous composers, whose musical pieces can be heard in concert halls around the globe.

Classical music written by Russian composers expresses the Russian character and uses folk tunes.

Among renowned Russian composers there are Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Mikhail Glinka, Sergei Rachmaninov, Dmitriy Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Aram Khachaturian, Alfred Schnittke, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin, Alexander Scriabin and others.

“The Golden Cockerel” by Rimsky-Korsakov: Opera-tale with political satire
“The Golden Cockerel” was the fifteenth and the last opera by Rimsky-Korsakov. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote this opera shortly bef...
Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s opera “The Maid of Orleans”
Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s opera “The Maid of Orleans” is considered to be one of the greatest creations of the Russian composer in the art of opera....
Top 5 famous Russian composers
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Opera “The Queen of Spades” by Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Opera “The Queen of Spades” by the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky is considered the culmination of his creative work, which combines all o...
The Opera “Boris Godunov” by Modest Mussorgsky
The opera “Boris Godunov” was a revolutionary folk drama in the art of opera. The work of the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky amazes with its bol...
The opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” by Dmitri Shostakovich
The opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District”, or as it was also called “Katerina Ismailova”, from the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, is one o...
History of the first Russian epic opera “Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin
The first Russian heroic-epic opera “Prince Igor” from the composer Alexander Borodin is a very unique musical work. Everything amazes in this opera...
Opera “Eugene Onegin” Is an Unrivaled Piece of Art from 2 Russian Geniuses: Piotr Tchaikovsky and Alexander Pushkin
For more than a century the opera “Eugene Onegin” has attracted worldwide attention, finding new solutions and interpretation of its characters. It ...
Mikhail Glinka. Opera “A Life for the Tsar” (“Ivan Susanin”)
Mikhail Glinka laid the foundations of Russian classical music. The contribution of the composer Mikhail Glinka to the Russian music is enormous, because real, ...
Opera Singers of the Soviet Era
Creative works of opera composers simply cannot be overprized. However, a quality of the performance in opera is no less important. Only gifted vocalists can co...
Top 5 Russian Opera Singers
The mission of modern opera voices of Russia is to represent the Russian culture around the world...
Multifaceted Talents of Russian Composers
Without the works of Russian classical composers it is impossible to imagine the music world of today, despite the fact that the school of composers appeared in...
Russian Classical Music of the Post-Soviet Period
Loosening of state control allowed musicians to develop new directions and expand their ties with the global music community. Russian Musicians Abroad In the la...
Soviet Classical Music
Revolutionary euphoria in the beginning of XX century and dismissal of centuries-old taboos contributed to the fact that classical music in Russia during the So...

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