Nikolaj Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov became a composer having almost no musical education. His family lived in a small town and, hoping that Nikolaj would become a marine officer, did not take his musical talent seriously. He had accomplished his study course at the Marine Corps in St.Petersburg and even went to a trip around the World. But also in St.Petersburg he met Balakirev who took the young composer as one of his students and made him a part of his circle, known as “The
🎉Today we celebrate Rimsky-Korsakov's 175th birthday!!! 🎉 This whole week Russian for Singers will keep writing about his amazing life, operas and Art songs. ⭐And, of course, there will be more scores and diction guides⭐ Stay tuned!!! FOLLOW US ON Instagram @russian4singers,
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“After his marriage to Natasha Satina, Rachmaninoff spent the summers at their country home of Ivanovka, where he worked outdoors, amid the spacious and quiet fields. More than thirty of his songs were written at Ivanovka. These songs develop in poetic convoys of thought on the passage of time, loss and sorrow mellowed by peaceful images of nature.” (Challis. (1989). The Singer’s Rachmaninoff. New York: Pelion Press, p. 40). “How Fair Is The Spot” is one of them. In the liter
This week Russians are celebrating the Maslenitsa Festival (also known as the Wide Pancake Week). This is a week of fun and plenty of good food including an endless number of pancakes made and eaten. There is a beautiful scene describing the very last day on this Festival in the Prologue to the Rimsky-Korsakov's opera 'The Snowmaiden'. So, what is this Festival about? It celebrates the end of the long and cold Winter and welcomes the coming of Spring. Maslenitsa originates fr
This day is widely celebrated in Russia. It is not only an official public holiday, it is probably also the most touching day in the calendar when men across the whole country present all women (mothers, grandmothers, daughters, teachers, doctors, coworkers, classmates...) with flowers and gifts.
On the 8th of March the streets of Russian cities are literally flooded with flowers.💐💐💐💐
It is also the time of numerous performances dedicated to this day. 🎶💃🎤
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