Better than Tatar: four albums of clever jazz and world music
Today we listen to folk rock with electronics, mixed up with Tatar folk motifs, a young Moscow fusion without borders and a solo piano concert that will pleasantly surprise even…

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Conductor Igor Blazhkov - about Stravinsky, about modern music, about Shostakovich and about himself
Mravinsky’s pupil Igor Blazhkov, who recently celebrated his eightieth birthday, is known to a whole generation of Soviet music lovers as one of the main propagandists of “new music” in…

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Castrati singers in the Italian opera of the XVII - XVIII centuries
In modern historiography of opera, the role and significance of castrati singers is not sufficiently illuminated and causes even some bewilderment. Meanwhile, the development of Italian opera in the era…

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Instrumental heterophony in the partit “seven words” by Sofia Gubaidulina

1. The semantic capacity of instrumental heterophony

If the heterophony of Russian polyphonic singing is an act of collective creativity with its own intonation and sonor spectrum, then the semantic capacity of instrumental heterophony is determined by the composer, author, individually in relation to the goals and objectives of a particular work. Continue reading

About the music of Edison Denisov

Edison Denisov is my favorite composer, that’s why I decided to share my thoughts and my hearing with the work of this amazing Russian man, forced to experience all the charms of loneliness and lack of demand in Soviet Russia and found understanding and his performers in France. However, he never left his homeland for a long time, having connected himself with the Moscow Conservatory and the Union of Composers, to whom he devoted a lot of his time and attention, leaving behind a whole galaxy of talented young composers … Continue reading

Basics of vocal pedagogy Lecture course - 2
Topic 3. Scientific concepts of the activity of the vocal apparatus in singing. A) Myoelastic and neurochronactic theories as a single concept With the advent of the art of solo…

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Semantics of keys ...
The process of establishing a certain emotional content for each key continued in the music of Viennese classics and covered almost their entire list in the music of romantics, both…

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Features of the piano texture in the works of F. Liszt (from the experience of accompanist)
List's first experiments in the field of vocal music (three sonnets of Petrarch) relate to a stay in Italy, i.e. by 1938-39 years. During the years of wandering, cycles of…

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Piano story
In Russian, the words "forte" and "piano" are translated as "loudly" and "quietly." Originally used the name "pianoforte". In the clavier of the XIX — XX centuries. (in music practice…

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