An afternoon with a Russian accordionist Last Friday, Anton Semyonov, a Russian accordion player visited Liden and Denz and gave a private performance for the students and staff here. So, instead of writing blogs, I spent the afternoon listening to his music, and enjoying the lively atmosphere it created across the building, as well as ...
Eurovision and Russia: Everything You Need to Know I am a big Eurovision fan, and I find the attitudes of different countries towards Eurovision to be extremely interesting. Russia has participated in Eurovision since 1994 with varying degrees of success. But how popular is Eurovision in Russia, and does Russia have any stars who arose ...
Russia is well-known for its fabulous classical music. However, it’s not always easy to recall exactly who gave Russia this reputation. You may have heard of at least a few Russian composers (perhaps Tchaikovsky) but beyond names, it can be difficult to recall any facts about them if you haven’t ever studied music, let alone ...
As well as being the lead vocalist of the epic death-metal band MegaDragon, Nathan Paul is currently studying Russian online with Liden and Denz. His five-piece band is based in China and has been making music for approximately two years. Here Nathan explains what motivated him to learn Russian, gives some useful tips for learning ...
Things you may not have known about the Russian national anthem If you listen to the Red Army Choir’s performance of the State Anthem of the Russian Federation (Государственный гимн Российской Федерации) on YouTube and scroll down to the comments, you’ll find it has tonnes of foreign admirers, some of whom testify that this powerful ...
It has been almost two months since I moved to Russia and I can truly say how impressed I am with Russian’s love for music. There is a vast amount of songs, which any Russian person, regardless of their age, knows by heart. I am lucky, because two of my flatmates love singing, playing the ...
If there is one Russian music group that dares to push the bounds of social propriety, it is Leningrad. Founded in 1997 by Sergey Shnurov, they’ve been winding up the political elites of Russia since then. The former Mayor of Moscow even banned them playing in the city for a while. Their reputation, or perhaps ...
Saint Petersburg is called “The capital of Russian rock”, but this definition doesn’t give the idea of how much music is alive through the streets of this culturally thriving city. There is something for all tastes: while walking along the central streets in the evening it is not uncommon, through the windows of the cafes, ...
Russian daily: Россия 1, Россия 24, Planeta RTR Foreign language skills are hard to acquire and to develop, therefore Russian daily experience could help! Because, there is not only grammar, vocabulary, syntax, pronunciation, etc; there is also a need to understand, at least to a certain extent, the context and the cultural background in which, ...
Weekend is coming ! It is time to plan what you will do and find great ideas! So if you love music and festivals here’s a good plan! 24th and 25th of May, in Muzeon Park of Arts will be the Bosco Fresh Fest, the third edition with an international program. On the first day ...
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 ...