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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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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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…

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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 Russian musical culture.
With the names of M. Berezovsky, I. Handoshkin, V. Pashkevich, M. Matinsky,
M. Sokolovsky, E. Fomina connected the period of formation and development of Russian musical culture of the late 18th century, which led to the emergence of Russian musical professionalism. Continue reading

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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Methodological aspects of the work of a accompanist in a vocal class
In the modern musical world, the work of an accompanist very often fades into the background, but meanwhile, it is no less important than the work of a teacher. Often…

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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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Fundamentals of Vocal Pedagogy Lecture Course - 1
Topic 1. Introduction to the specialty. Vocal pedagogy is a branch of knowledge about the nature of the singing voice and the use of its capabilities in musical performing practice,…

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