As with all nations, music plays a vital role in the culture of Russia. Russian Music incorporates numerous genres including folk music, opera, classical and contemporary, such as rock, pop and so forth. Heading up Russia's ethnic music is the classical style used in opera and ballet.Russia's classical music composers are known and appreciated the world over. It has been said that Russian music composers are conveying a story to their listeners, telling of the joys, pain, pleasure and suffering of people. This grand tales draw many to Russian music.