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ILYA OVCHINNIKOVis a graduate of Moscow State University and did graduate work at the Institute for Russian History at the Russian Academy of Sciences, researching nihilism in the late 19th century. For a decade, he was managing editor of Russky Zhurnal (russ.ru). He has been a music critic since 2002 and regularly writes for various Moscow newspapers. He has recently completed two oral history memoirs, Vladimir Krainev’s A Pianist’s Monologue, and Lev Markiz’ Bow on the Shelf.
Russian Life:Jan/Feb 2009 To paraphrase Pushkin, "In Russia, a bard is much more than a bard." We look back at the bardic tradition (singer-songwriters) in Russian culture and find that not all is what it seems. Or, to paraphrase Pushkin again, "In Russia, a bard is often less than a bard." Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov Translator:Deborah Hoffman Buy a Copy of this Issue
Russian Life:Mar/Apr 2008 A prolific composer and masterful performer, Sergei Rachmaninov bridged musical eras and national cultures. Indeed, his name is synonymous with 20th century classical music in the U.S., Russia and?Europe. Yet the irony is that Rachmaninov might have felt more at home in the 19th century –?as long as there were cars.
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