Last week I decided to attend a ballet – “the Nutcracker”, accompanied by a friend of mine who also studies Russian in Moscow. Although she is a seasoned ballet watcher, this was my first time at a ballet. Despite it really not being the kind of entertainment I would normally go to (putting it diplomatically), I would recommend ...
In this day, May 7th, was born one of the world known composers: Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 in Votkinsk and died 6 November 1893 in Saint-Petersburg). Tchaikovsky composed in all genres, but it is in orchestral music as symphonies, suites and concertos he deploys all his knowledge and gives the measure of his sense of ...
Everyone knows what the Bolshoi theatre is, as symbolic for Russia as the Eiffel Tower is for France or Big Ben for England. Its image is also on the Russian bill of 100 rubles. It was the place of many historic openings such as the famous ballet “Swan Lake” in 1877 (and still played today!) ...