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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Semantics of tonality ... (part II)
Since we are talking about an authentic instrument system in the performance of music of the 18th – early 19th centuries, I will share some observations. One of the pioneers…

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Glissando for trombone in Bolero Maurice Ravel
Trombone storytellers look like tales of anglers! And about the trombone solo in the work of Maurice Ravel, journalist Broussardi heard many times. And now it’s the turn to tell…

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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

Profession - Orchestra Artist
The psychology of the work of an orchestral musician is sparingly covered in literature. This article is addressed primarily to students of the orchestra faculty of musical universities preparing themselves…

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Siberian maestro and the mysteries of his soul
People's Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor Arnold Mikhailovich Katz is one of the most famous people in our city. A lot of books, articles, reviews have been written about…

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Methodological issues of studying scales and studies in piano lessons
Work on scales and arpeggios should begin from the first year of study, as soon as the student has mastered the basics of staging and sound production. When learning scales…

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Voice Hygiene
The professionalism of an artist-vocalist includes a number of requirements, and one of the main such qualities is ... the ability of an artist to maintain himself in good vocal…

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