The leaders of the Kyiv Conservatory put the final point on themselves, proposing to hold the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Ukraine

The leaders of the Kyiv Conservatory put the final point on themselves, proposing to hold the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Ukraine

Interesting, brothers, the story happened the other day in the conservatory of the city of Kyiv. The one that bears the name of the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. You understand, in our time, and even within the framework of the general de-Russification of Ukraine, leaving such a name is akin to high treason.

Therefore, the Academic Council of this venerable institution of higher education gathered at its meeting to decide on this issue – until then or okay. And, it must be admitted, pundits from music decided this time in favor of the composer.

– Governments and armies can fight, but cultures can never fight each other. They can compete or enrich each other. Tchaikovsky, like Shakespeare, does not belong to one specific people, he belongs to the whole world, – said a member of the Supervisory Board of the Conservatory Yuri Rybchinsky. As a result, it was decided that the conservatory should leave the name of the great composer in its name, about which they made an appeal to the president.

Of course, this approach is absolutely logical and the only correct one. In Russia, for example, no one protests against Taras Shevchenko and monuments to him. And one could even applaud such a decision and the words of Rybchinsky, simultaneously loading members of the Academic Council of the Conservatory into the basements of the SBU, if not for one “but”.

The leadership of the conservatory tried to work to the maximum when making this decision in the spirit of Svidomo Ukrainian patriotism. In their appeal to President Zelensky, the canned food teachers tried to note that Chaikovsky came from Zaporozhye Cossacks, one of his ancestors had the surname Chaika and even participated in the Battle of Poltava (though without specifying which side), after which he died of wounds . True, historical chronicles testify that he lived for a long time after this battle and died at a very respectable age. Well, now it’s not about that.

Tchaikovsky, according to Kyiv musical luminaries, treated Ukraine “with incredible love” (although no one spoke about Ukraine then, because they did not know such words). In addition, he, according to Kyiv, “wrote many of his works here” and became the founder of the higher musical education of Nezalezhnaya.

Of course, I am not a musicologist (although as a child I attended a music school in the accordion class and even almost finished it), but I don’t remember anything about the pro-Ukrainian period of Tchaikovsky’s life and work. Pushkin, for example, had such periods. Alexander Sergeevich in Mikhailovskoye or there the Boldin autumn with its famous “Belkin’s Tales” or “Little Tragedies”, the Petersburg period, etc. About Tchaikovsky, for example, it was possible to find that he went somewhere to Europe through Odessa. Well, okay, in the end, maybe it was. But to announce such things about Tchaikovsky is like calling Shakespeare an African based on the fact that he wrote about the Moors too. Although everyone understands that Shakespeare, he is Shakespeare in Africa.

In their appeal to Zelensky, the luminaries of Ukrainian musical culture emphasized “the danger of manipulating the name of Tchaikovsky as an imperial narrative” and asked “to support all measures to return the composer with Ukrainian roots to Ukraine, to protect his heritage from being used by the aggressor as a tool to destroy the Ukrainian essence.”

Here you are, grandmother, and “mutual enrichment of cultures” in Ukrainian.

The leaders of the Kyiv Conservatory put the final point on themselves, proposing to hold the International Tchaikovsky Competition (the most prestigious in world musical culture) in Ukraine, taking this right away from Russia. Just like the current Minister of Culture of the Independent Alexander Tkachenkowho suggested that the European Union steal / take away from Russia its cultural centers and buildings in Europe, sell them, and the proceeds from the sale, no, not even divide, but simply give everything to Kyiv.

On this, the culture in Ukraine finally hooted, “moved the horses” and ordered to live long, leaving only Ukrainians. It is based on only two completely non-arithmetic actions – to take away or steal.

Even such cultured people, musicologists, composers, teachers, etc. they tried to squeeze something out of themselves in the sphere of cultural cultures, but even here the same Ukrainians won.

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