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Moscow is a Crossroad of Cultures

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15th July 2020
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International Online Project
“Moscow – Crossroad of Cultures”
Episode 1. Moscow – Tehran

The Scholarly and Art Center World Music Cultures of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory is delighted to announce the launch of the new international online project: “Moscow – Crossroad of Cultures”. This series will consist of professionally recorded videos from the archives of World Music Cultures of concerts, plays and various other programmes undertaken under the auspices of Center, many of which have never been seen before by a wide audience.

The first instalment of the project, called “Moscow – Tehran”, will present fragments from concerts given by the Iranian singer Hosein Nourshargh at some of Moscow’s most prestigious venues (The Great Hall, Chamber Hall and Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Kremlin Armoury, the Moscow International House of Music) between 2013 and 2019. Between the musical fragments we will hear from the individuals who took part in the various projects: the soloist himself, composers, conductors and musicians.

Hosein Nourshargh is an Iranian singer who lives and works in two countries – Iran and Russia. Through his rich vocal abilities and exciting manner of singing, as well as a deep knowledge and understanding of the classical Iranian system of making music (Radif), Hosein actively develops the ancient traditions of Iranian musical culture. In his creative output, tradition manifests itself as a living source of moral and aesthetic values that resonate with the spiritual quests of our time. Hosein naturally comes into contact with musicians of different cultures, bringing to life a variety of international projects that affect the hearts of people around the world with their sound.

In the episode “Moscow – Tehran”, compositions by contemporary composers written for an ensemble of Iranian instruments in combination with a symphony orchestra will be presented alongside fragments of traditional Iranian music.

Duration: 95 minutes

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