STORY BITES

November 16, 2020

Dmitri Shostakovich from Saint Petersburg

We are happy to announce the “Spread new music to the world” project – a collaborative artistic and cultural program between Russia and the United States with the support of the US Embassy in Moscow. The project intends to enrich the audience and features the novel American masterpiece “Requiem for the fallen” by Emmanuel Dubois. Driven by the mission to unite nations through the music and amazing experience of working together with top caliber artists from other countries, this endeavor will provide a unique opportunity for young professionals from art-oriented educational institutes in Russia to be part of the preparation process of the project, interact with the composer and established artists, and see orchestration processes as well as how music comes alive in all complexity and diversity.

His music was instrumental in the war effort against Nazi Germany. His story is that of survival against the siege of Leningrad.

November 21, 2020

Igor Stravinsky Influence

We are happy to announce the “Spread new music to the world” project – a collaborative artistic and cultural program between Russia and the United States with the support of the US Embassy in Moscow. The project intends to enrich the audience and features the novel American masterpiece “Requiem for the fallen” by Emmanuel Dubois. Driven by the mission to unite nations through the music and amazing experience of working together with top caliber artists from other countries, this endeavor will provide a unique opportunity for young professionals from art-oriented educational institutes in Russia to be part of the preparation process of the project, interact with the composer and established artists, and see orchestration processes as well as how music comes alive in all complexity and diversity.

The years 1939 through 1945 were a period of heavy cultural and artistic influence between Russia and the United States. During WWII, many artists moved between the two countries, including famed composer Igor Stravinsky. Known for The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, which would have a marked influence on the American composer Aaron Copland, […]

November 25, 2020

The story of “Katyusha”

We are happy to announce the “Spread new music to the world” project – a collaborative artistic and cultural program between Russia and the United States with the support of the US Embassy in Moscow. The project intends to enrich the audience and features the novel American masterpiece “Requiem for the fallen” by Emmanuel Dubois. Driven by the mission to unite nations through the music and amazing experience of working together with top caliber artists from other countries, this endeavor will provide a unique opportunity for young professionals from art-oriented educational institutes in Russia to be part of the preparation process of the project, interact with the composer and established artists, and see orchestration processes as well as how music comes alive in all complexity and diversity.

The mind behind the catchy and folksy military tune of Katyusha, one of the most popular songs in Soviet Russia during WWII