Yearly Summer Events in Riga

19 Sep 2023

Whilst being in Riga, I have been lucky enough to witness some of the incredible events and celebrations that occur every summer in Riga. My favourite so far has been the ...
30 Nov 2022

Music has been a life long passion for me. Even as a child I would annoy my parents at the dinner table with my singing, leading to them declaring the kitchen a ...
09 Sep 2021

Last Friday, Anton Semyonov, a Russian accordion player visited Liden and Denz and gave a private performance for the students and staff here. So, instead of writing blogs, ...
17 May 2021

Russia is well-known for its fabulous classical music. However, it's not always easy to recall exactly who gave Russia this reputation. You may have heard of at least a few ...
03 Aug 2018

Popular music and Soviet film What kind of music do people usually listen to? Of course, Tchaikovski's and Shostakovich's works define Russian high culture, but it is ...
10 Apr 2018

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There was a saying in the former Soviet Union: “Today he plays jazz, tomorrow he’ll sell out his motherland”. Back then, jazz was seen as Western, subversive and something not ...
16 Mar 2018

Saint Petersburg is called “The capital of Russian rock”, but this definition doesn’t give the idea of how much music is alive through the streets of this culturally thriving ...
10 Jul 2017

St. Petersburg and northern Russia’s infamous White Nights season is drawing to a close, but the city’s inhabitants are still flocking to watch the bridges being raised and ...
22 Jan 2017

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It doesn’t take a Russophile to know the name Tchaikovsky and be able to enjoy all the way from overture to the grand finale. It doesn’t even take a music genius. ...
07 Nov 2016

My impressions about the Autumn Festival of Lights! As announced, one of the most spectacular festivals of the year took place in Saint Petersburg during this weekend and our ...
17 Oct 2016

The Autumn Festival of Lights 2016 is getting closer! Saint Petersburg is not only a cultural city in the north of Russia with many beautiful sights, but also known for the ...
23 Sep 2016

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No more than a fifteen-minute walk from Liden and Denz Moscow is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Собо́р Непорочного Зачатия Пресвятой Девы Марии) or, in simpler ...