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Anna Genova Mariposa Folk Festival - Toronto 1970 Nowadays not many people know the name of Alexandre Zelkine (or Alexander Zelkin in Russian version) a singer of Russian, Gypsy, French songs and romances. His noble baritone won listeners in the USA and Canada, France, Israel and many other countries in the 1960-1980s. One of the most famous of his LP records was Russian Folk Songs with interpretations of Bublichki (Bagels), Chubchik Kucheryavy (Curly Forelocky), Song of an Old Cabby, Podmoskovnye Vechera (Moscow Nights) which perhaps can only be compared with the ones of Alexander’s great predecessors, such as Misha...

04.09.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov The American Sean Quirk, who is one of musicians and the manager of the well-known in Russia and beyond Tuvinian Alash ensemble, speaks four languages. On foreign tours, he announces the songs of the ensemble in English and sings Tuvan folk songs to the public and for himself. He can please the audience with a ditty in Russian when he is asked to. Besides that, Quirk reads books in the language of his ancestors - Old Irish. In the International year of indigenous languages, Milwaukee native Sean Quirk, who is also the head of the Tuvan family and father of many children, tries to draw the attention of Tuvans,...

19.08.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov Touring schedule of the Alash ensemble from Tuva Republic during the International Indeginious People's Languages Year hasn't change. Seven months a year best throat singing ensemble is touring around Russia and abroad, during the rest of the year they are collecting folklore gems in Tuva and prepare new shows.After booked-out shows in os Angeles and Tokio, the musicians need to rest at home in taiga, alone with nature and herds of horses. Trio participants told Russkiy Mir what are the Tuvian songs about, how Kalinka-Malinka souns to the accompaniment of the Tuvia...

10.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Array

Anna Genova Recently, The Spiritual Path of Tchaikovsky by Galina Sizko was presented to the public in the library of the Russian Center of the Tchaikovsky House in Hamburg. The book was contributed and published by Denis von Meck, a descendant of the families of Tchaikovsky and von Meck, the founder of the NF von Meck Charity Foundation and a collector. The Russkiy Mir asked Denis to share about activities of the foundation established by him, and about his collection. – Denis, what is your relationship to Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck? – I am her great-great-great-grandson on...

07.07.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Inessa Filatova The Novel Bach, an interesting musical project, has been finished in the Netherlands. It was aimed to introduce young Russian organ players (15 to 18 y.o.) to Dutch public, to demonstrate masterly level of their performance talent and to give the youth a unique opportunity to take part in master classes of famous organ players of Europe, to play on time-honoured organs, and also to perform with their peers from the Sweelinck National academy for exceptionally gifted young musicians at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Mecca for organ players Photo credit: Nadia Eliseeva / Facebook Participants...

03.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov The International Hanseatic Days were held in Pskov on June 27 - 30. More than 1,700 delegates from 86 cities of the Hanseatic Trade League (which includes 192 cities in total with 14 Russian ones among them) have been guests of Russia these summer days. The program includes festivals, concerts, fairs and forums with discussions of economic projects. The Russkiy Mir has inquired how they prepared for the grand event in Pskov and what Russian cities gain from participation in the events of the Hanseatic League of the New Time. History, culture and business. And no politics at all… ...

01.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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