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…

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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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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…

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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 of authentic performance, the Swiss pianist Edwin Fischer did not even think about how far his simple idea would come to play instruments and compositions of earlier times. He played the piano, the structure of which he did not change, just like the instruments of his orchestra: this is heard from the recordings of Bach’s clavier concerts. Continue reading

Performing analysis of “Symphonic Etudes” op.13 by R. Schumann

“Etudes in the orchestral character of Florestan and Eusebius” was the name of the cycle. However, the first edition, released in 1837, received the title Symphonic Etudes. There was also another option – “Etudes in the form of variations.” The name that has come down to our days, in my opinion, fairly and accurately characterizes this work. If you pay attention to the texture, you can observe the image of orchestral timbres through the piano (violins, woodwind, brass instruments). Continue reading

Russian violinist Khandoshkin and 18th century culture
Ivan Evstafievich Handoshkin - the founder of Russian violin playing. A talented musician is a self-taught person. He was tireless. Persistent and stubborn fighter for the development of an original…

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STAKHEVICH A. G. SPIRITUAL MUSIC P. G. CHESNOKOV
The life and work of the outstanding Russian composer Pavel Grigoryevich Chesnokov (1877-1944) was devoted to the choral art of the Orthodox Church. Chesnokov’s spiritual musical heritage has been little…

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One-Dimensional Man 3. Victory over Unhappy Consciousness: Repressive Desublimation
The achievements and failures of modern society have deprived the high culture of its former importance. The glorification of an autonomous personality, humanism, tragic and romantic love, apparently, was an…

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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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