Monthly Archives: February 2017
Russian writer F. M. Dostoevsky told how in 1848 the composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka visited the Society of lovers of literature. He then played Chopin, Gluck and his own compositions. And then he broke up and performed his famous “Kamarinskaya”. Dostoevsky listened, and he remembered one of the spring evenings, a strange condition that suddenly came over him, like if you were going home on a dark evening, thoughtlessly and sadly looking around, and suddenly you would hear music. A ball! In brightly lit Windows shadow flicker, heard rustling and shuffling, as if heard whispers seductive ballroom, solid bass buzzing, squealing violin … you pass by, entertained, excited, you have a desire for something, a longing. It’s like you’ve heard life…”. About how music affects the man told us the Russian writer and physician V. V. Veresaev. Continue reading
I was walking along a quiet, old Moscow street one day and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. Marvelled. After all, this house is a Russian research
Opening the massive door, entered the porch, climbed the stairs, found the room where the performance was. The doctor’s office could not be called this room: on the walls – paintings, at the tables – the bowed heads of young people who painted portraits, landscapes. At the piano sat a girl and played.
What is this – art school? No. The friendly, imposing man who approached me introduced himself: psychotherapist, head of the laboratory of the Institute of psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Milan University of new medicine and Lomonosov Moscow state University Vladimir Leonidovich Raikov. Continue reading