Live music or a museum of sounds?
It has been a good two decades since Norman Lebrecht published his sensational book “Who Killed Classical Music”, and then other works on the same topic. Soon, a wide discussion…

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Chamber evening
I was lucky to be a guest of the world opera star at her chamber concert in the Small Philharmonic Hall. Veronika Dzhioeva sang Russian music. Glinka, Varlamov, Bulakhov, Dargomyzhsky,…

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Benjamin Britten and his temporal variations for oboe
Benjamin Britten is one of the most prominent composers of the twentieth century, not only in the UK, but throughout the world. His work covers a large number of genres,…

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Types of Verdian Voices in La Traviata

Issues related to changes in vocal styles in the era of romanticism in musicology are not well developed, as they affect the highly specialized aspects of pedagogy of solo singing and opera performance. Meanwhile, of great interest is the problem of preserving and rethinking the traditions of Belcanto of the 18th century in Italian opera art of the mid-19th century and, in particular, in the work of the mature period J. Verdi (1813-1901). Continue reading

TEACH CHILDREN MUSIC!
I think that I will not be mistaken in saying that many parents of preschool children are thinking about how to develop a child, how to determine his abilities, what…

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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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Fundamentals of Vocal Pedagogy Lecture Course - 3
Attempts to create a theory of solo singing have been undertaken repeatedly. Almost every vocal and methodical work of the XIX century claims to the level of theoretical generalization. “The…

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Live music or a museum of sounds?
It has been a good two decades since Norman Lebrecht published his sensational book “Who Killed Classical Music”, and then other works on the same topic. Soon, a wide discussion…

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