Sunday, April 30, 2017

History

History

Classical Music’s Pedagogue: Stolyarsky

Many recognize Odessa’s Stolyarsky School of Music as a truly special musical institution. It was in fact the first of many specialized music schools in...

Made in Odessa: On Six Musicians With Odessa Roots

When studying the biographies of famous musicians, composers and singers, unexpected discoveries will be made. It should not surprise anyone that a good deal...

30 Years After The Sinking Of The Admiral Nakhimov

For Odessa the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence on August 24th correlates with another anniversary, albeit a sad one.  Thirty years...

Remembering Babyn Yar: A 1966 Speech And 50 Years Later

The official 75th anniversary commemorations of the Nazi massacres that took place at the Babyn Yar ravine in Kyiv will take place in the...

Tracing the History Of Odessa’s Rock Movement

Is there such a phenomenon as an “Odessa sound” in post-Soviet rock n roll? In the same way there was a distinct Chicago sound...

Twilight Of The Gods, Or, The Last Role Of Vera Kholodnaya

The early black and white film star’s tragic early death remains a major historical mystery. Can a new documentary film about the shadowy events...

German writers on Odessa

Odessa was very far away, even for most of the Germans living in Russia. Traveling there was difficult, and many Europeans could never imagine...
Odessa Football

How Odessa Brought Football to the Tsarist Empire

Ever since Tsarist times, Odessa has been famed as a capital of comedy, commerce, criminality and cosmopolitanism, but it is also the place where...

How Can We Return the Richters to Ukraine?

The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter’s birth. Richter’s native city did not let the moment pass by. All over Odessa,...

The “Wolf Man” of Odessa: Sigmund Freud’s Famous Patient

The brief dream of a young Odessa boy left a lasting mark on the entire field of psychology – and may have given us...
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