The preservation of free music education for adults is a chance for the new Vishnevsky, Lisitsian and Healy automatic translate
ST. PETERSBURG. The music school of Rimsky-Korsakov can remain without a budget department for adults.
A good education has long passed into the category of «luxury goods». It’s time to remember with regret about its availability in the Soviet years. Current universities are able to offer applicants only vague prospects for obtaining one of the budget places, which is negligible. Next come into the fight, the heavyweight cheerleaders - paid places, presupposing the financial viability of potential students or their prudent parents. The chances of modern Lomonosovs to reach an enlightened future without a hefty purse every year are all ephemeral. That’s what those who succeed in learning foreign languages in the free Sorbonne, Czech or German universities strive for.
The music school of Rimsky-Korsakov for almost a hundred years - during the years of repression, in blockade and peacetime - remained an indestructible bastion. The adult department allowed those who decided to associate life with the stage, realizing their true vocation. Or fill it with harmony and happiness of creativity, without changing the main specialty. If the current situation threatens to close the budget department for adults in past years, the opera scene would have missed the magic voices of Pavel Lisitsian and Galina Vishnevskaya. Neurophysiologist Natalya Bekhtereva would not know about her singing talent and would not spend many unforgettable hours attending vocal classes. And talented technicians and programmers would not receive additional impetus to perfection in their work.
Those who consider the desire of mature people to receive musical education in a bland and superfluous way would not hurt to understand that the study of musical notation for any purpose opens up huge opportunities for intellectual growth. Equally, this misunderstanding concerns officials who brought to the agenda the issue of closing the legendary branch, and other insufficiently informed persons. Pickets of students and teachers, the efforts of those who are not indifferent, should help in solving the sore issue even in our troubled times.