Question by Rhiannon: Why do some people seem to dislike Maria Callas so much? Also, sopranos like Anna Netrebko hate being compared to her. But, isn't that kind of comparison supposed to be a good thing? What's so bad about Maria that they can't … [Read more...] about Why Do Some People Dislike Maria Callas?
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Question by : In the song Winds Of Change by The Scorpions, what does "Moskva" mean? It says, "I follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park". What is a (the) Moskva? Answers and Views: Answer by Weda Moscow, the song is a tribute to the fall of … [Read more...] about In the Scorpions’ song Winds Of Change what does Moskva mean?
Question by iamwhoiam: I need a character summary of the play The Brute by Anton Chekhov? I need a summary of the characters and an explanation of the scenes in this play because I really don't understand this. The play was written in 1888. I would … [Read more...] about A character summary of the play The Brute by Chekhov?
Question by: Why was Tchaikovsky´s family name changed from Chaika to Tchaikovsky? Answers and Views: Answer by Krankor I found this: "…the surname Tchaikovsky comes from a type of bird—specifically a gull—which in Russian is "Chaika" … [Read more...] about Why was Tchaikovsky’s Family Name Changed?
Question by grizzly: Who agrees that Tolstoy was sort of a hypocrite? He admires the poor and admires the idea of sexual abstinence, yet he was born privileged with wealth and certainly was not sexually abstinent. These are just a couple of examples … [Read more...] about Was Tolstoy Sort of a Hypocrite?
Question by : If Pushkin was african, why do russians protray him as a white man? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/A.S.Pushkin.jpg/240px-A.S.Pushkin.jpg Do Russians have a problem with their only successful poet, and the … [Read more...] about Why do Russians Portray Pushkin as a White Man?
By Amy Phillips Penn Years ago a Russian superstar dancer managed to defect from Russia in a daring escape. He fled to the United States, where he became an instant celebrity. Tickets for his performances were sold out, he was photographed in … [Read more...] about Dinner for a Russian Superstar Goes to the Dogs