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anonymous asked:

Здравствуите😁 Hope you're doing great!! I'd like to ask you some things that I just can't figure it out online... My dream is to go study literature in Russia but I really don't know any good universities so I'll really appreciate your opinion. And could you please recommend me some movies/songs/books?? Спасибо🙌

Hey! If you are a foreigner and you want to study in Russia, I would recommend you study in the biggest cities, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

In these two cities are more foreigners than in other Russian cities and there are also the best universities (both the State University of Saint Petersburg and from Moscow are very good). But I recommend you more Saint Petersburg

(I love that city)

Originally posted by russian-and-soviet-cinema

If you want to study literature, almost all famous Russian writers lived there and a lot of their best novels are set in that beautiful city. Moscow is great though….

Also going to other cities is a possibility… idk (sorry)

Recommendations… 

Lately I am reading Cancer Ward from Solzenitsyn: it is a bit depressing (I am only in the begining) but intersting (if you feel curious about Stalin’s regime)

But the last book I read was The Triumph of Music, by Tim Blanning and I like it a lot.

From music, I am enjoying a lot the Firebird Suite from Stravinsky. Also I am hearing George Gershwin and some Bossa Nova (lately I am very busy and Bossa Nova kind of calms me down)

Sorry about my English (it’s a bit poor)

I hope I helped you :)

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Today’s #inktober features piano and harp parts from Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements. The piano part in this symphony is so groovy and well attended to. I had a lot of trouble with the first measure in the harp part, yikes! Chords with seconds are rough when you don’t pay attention, and so are ledger lines when you forget how they work.

“Let’s not start with the mistaken notion that classical music is polite, safe or pretty.”

Jeremy Denk responded to the Guardian’s request to put together a playlist for classical newbies:

Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire “This piece caused me to be evicted from my student flat.”

Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

Bach: Last prelude and fugue from WTC Book I

Ligeti: Piano Etudes “Try as many as you can stand.”

Beethoven: String Quartets middle period and then Op. 131″In many ways, Beethoven, the venerable father figure of classical music, is the most revolutionary and disturbing of them all.”

(via Jeremy Denk: my classical-for-beginners playlist | Music | The Guardian)