HISTORY OF VOCAL PERFORMANCE AND SCIENCE
The history of vocal performance is a scientific discipline that sheds light on the evolution, process and patterns of singing as a separate form of art in musical culture that…

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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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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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natural voice

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 theory of voice production”, “New theory of voice production”, “Textbook of singing”, “School of singing” are the names of vocal and pedagogical works in which information from related sciences is combined with methodological instructions. In addition to technical tasks, such works contained instructions of a musical, aesthetic and performing nature. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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