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Ilya Ovchinnikov

11 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Ilya Ovchinnikov 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.


Galina Vishnevskaya

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2013
A look back at the life and contribution of opera singer, actress and dissident Galina Vishnevskaya, who passed away in December.
Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
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Victor Tsoy

Russian Life: May/June 2012
No rock musician has had such a profound, lasting effect on Russian culture as Victor Tsoy.
Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
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Alexander Herzen

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2012
He was a poet, revolutionary, memoirist, publisher and emigre. He was a scion of the Bolsheviks, but he would have wanted nothing to do with them. We feature a short biography of him in the magazine, and a longer one on our blog.
Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
Translator: Nora Seligman Favorov
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Russian Strings

Russian Life: May/June 2011
As a festival in Moscow brings together virtuoso guitarists from across Europe, the traditional Russian seven-stringed form of the instrument is enjoying a renaissance… in America.
Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
Translator: Peter Morley
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The Captain Has Chosen His Course

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2010
The fiercely independent Russian National Orchestra, the finest of Russian classical ensembles, turns 20 this year. We look at how they have flourished against the odds.
Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
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Dead Souls for Two Metronomes

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2009
From Gogol's work have arisen some truly great works of music. We look at the composers he influenced and the music they have offered.
Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
Translator: Deborah Hoffman
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In Search of Bards

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
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Tsar David

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2008
This is the centennial of David Oistrakh, who some way was the greatest violinist of the 20th century.
Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
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Contact with a Mystery

Chtenia: Spring 2008

Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
Translator: Laura Souders
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Between Glinka & Silvestrov

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.
Author: Ilya Ovchinnikov
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