Understanding Music Academy


Cultural Exchange video podcast by the musicologist, candidate of art history Anna Fortunova from Hanover and producer of cultural projects Daria Gitelson from Nizhny Novgorod.

In the episodes, experts discuss contemporary art (and especially music), talk about ways to understand art and foster artistic thinking among people of all ages.
The first podcast of the Cultural Exchange series was devoted to the reasons why Anna Fortunova's Understanding Music Academy was created and to the question of what music is as an art form and why it is important to understand it. The second episode is about the ways of art understanding and refers to Rembrandt's painting "The Return of the Prodigal Son" and Grieg's composition "The Last Spring".
The third and fourth episodes reveal the practices of effective artistic thinking used in the Understanding Music Academy for students and applicants of music universities, professional musicians and art lovers of any age. Here the narratrices discuss elements, time and movement of art. All episodes are available on the YouTube channel.