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  • Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic

    Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic

    The Berlin Brahms Bombers victory tour came to a premature finish Tuesday night. The leader of the Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle, received a hero’s excited welcome. The Second Symphony proved smashing, as had the first night from this inimitable orchestra’s two-evening visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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  • Ingo Metzmacher – I can’t believe it!

    Ingo Metzmacher – I can’t believe it!

    The well-known maestro, active propagandist of modern music, the one, who all Europe worships – Ingo Metzmacher has visited Moscow. Despite a number of possible difficulties – some heavy days, and, in addition, Friday 13, good luck has smiled to our magazine, and we managed to meet the adherent of modern music world and ask […]

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  • Stuart Lawson: «Time-proven Pursuit of Excellence»

    The hero of today’s interview is like no other. First, he is not a musician but a banker. But obviously he is not an ordinary banker as we are not a business publication and write only about things related to classical music. Stuart Lawson is CEO of HSBC Russia. The bank has won praise for […]

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Nikolay Znaider: Taking a long-awaited bow


One of the most-promising violin players of his generation, Nikolay Znaider, will give several performances at the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg this week.Nikolay Znaider At only 34, the charming artist has already shared the stage with many of the world’s most celebrated musicians, including Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Mstislav Rostropovich and Gustavo Dudamel. Born in Denmark to Polish-Israeli parents, Znaider has become the winner of the highly prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition.

His touring schedule features perhaps as many solo and orchestra performances across the world as a PM’s agenda is packed with conferences.

With no less than three concerts in Russia on the calendar, music lovers in Russia have a long-awaited chance to listen to the sought-after musician live.

On November 17, Zaider will perform Edward Elgar’s violin concerto with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Valery Gergiev.

On November 19 he will play Beethoven, Schumann and Franck with the Palestinian-Israeli pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar, while on November 21 Zaider will appear on stage as a conductor performing Beethoven and Bruckner with Ashkar at the piano.


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Russian composer files a response to Charles Ives

Russian composer files a response to Charles Ives

When american composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) composed a piece he called «The Unanswered Question» in 1906, he couldn’t have dreamed that a Russian composer

Nobel Prize Concert Classical Music

Nobel Prize Concert Classical Music

Nobel Media, in association with the Stockholm Concert Hall, is proud to present this year’s Nobel Prize Concert – an event of world class stature.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – «Alexander Nevsky»

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – «Alexander Nevsky»

Sounds that kept provoking smells and colors: Thursday was synesthesia night at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Prokofiev’s cantata based on his score for

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