This year June has given us a lot of summer warmth. Also hot days have come to Linguistic Centre of PetrSU, because our summer courses provide the opportunity to learn the Russian language for many students from different countries (sometimes even exotic and far like Hong Kong, Canada, China, Norway, Finland and Italy). All these students are interested in Russian culture and language.
On the 28th of June all these students became the participants of the social meeting named “The music I love”. The choice of the topic wasn’t occasional. Music is the unique language, which people all over the world understand clearly. The world of music has no bounds. But everybody has his own opinion. Each student told about his or her favorite music genre, composer, performer or music band. Five Chinese students are going to study in conservatory, so it wasn’t a surprise when they started talking about such composers as P. Tchaikovsky and F. Chopin, J. Bach and L. Beethoven. If we talk about modern music, young European people prefer listening to rap-music. The most important part of such music is text, which includes a special social meaning. Lots of young people listen to pop-music, because usually there are a lot of lyric songs about love: melodic and rhythmic, sad and funny, simple and easy for understanding.
The meeting ends with the quiz about knowledge of classic music. During the quiz participants listened to the pieces of the popular melodies of W. Mozart, J. Bach, L. Beethoven, J. Brahms, S. Prokofiev, P. Tchaikovsky, J. Strauss, F. Chopin and other great composers. Arkadij Bucci from Italy, Gao Jiayu from China and professor from the University of Helsinki Arvo Tapio Juokslahti have become the winners of the quiz.