December 3, in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle, an evening concert was held with the participation of the Czech Virtuosi chamber orchestra, in which the famous pianist and conductor, International Competition winner Alexei Panov (Moscow) performed Concert No.24 for piano and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s orchestra . Behind the conductor’s desk was Ondrej Vrabec (Czech Republic). The organizer of the annual event was the “United Society of the Blind and Visually Impaired in the Czech Republic”. Continue reading
XX century entered the history of mankind as a century of information technology that changed the worldview of culture. What was available only to the elect became the property of millions. A statement of this fact allowed some scholars to call the development of culture in the era of mass communications “the peak of the democratic spiral of historical development and the spread of the spiritual values of man” Continue reading
It has been a good two decades since Norman Lebrecht published his sensational book “Who Killed Classical Music”, and then other works on the same topic. Soon, a wide discussion arose around the world about whether real music would survive, in which leading critics, managers and bloggers from different countries took part, including such authorities as Greg Sandow, Alex Ross, Colin Itok, Deborah Borda, Leon Botstein and others . Disputes continue to this day, the problem is actively debated on Internet forums. Our critics and musicologists are still silent … Continue reading
January 6, 1834 the anthem “God Save the Tsar!” Was adopted as the anthem of the Russian Empire. It was first publicly performed the day before, on December 18, 1833, and replaced the previous hymn, “The Prayer of the Russian People”
“God save the Tsar!
Reign in glory to us;
Reign in fear to enemies Continue reading
The reader contacted the editorial office of Fontanka, who visited the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall on December 5 at the performance of Handel’s oratorio “Messiah”. According to him, the work was significantly reduced, and one of the solo parts was delegated to another voice.
“For unexplained reasons, the audience was presented with a Handel reader,” he wrote. – Someone unknown decided that playing the whole work is unprofitable and, at its discretion, cut the program of commercials by half. Continue reading