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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January 6 - the birthday of the hymn "God Save the Tsar"
January 6, 1834 the anthem "God Save the Tsar!" Was adopted as the anthem of the Russian Empire. It was first publicly performed the day before, on December 18, 1833,…

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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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Metronome (from a series of articles on the use of technical means when learning to play a musical instrument)

The idea of ​​a “musical chronometer” has been in the air since the beginning of the 19th century. Previously, composers indicated the nature of the work verbally, for example, “fun”, “lively”, “broadly”, “energetically”, and the approximate tempo depended on the duration of the beat, as well as on the acoustics of the room and personal preferences of the performer. Continue reading

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 singing, vocal pedagogy developed empirically – by accumulating knowledge in the field of the nature of the singing voice. Based on the experience of performing practice at one time or another, the principles and techniques for the development of singing voice, the system of vocal education and upbringing were established. Continue reading

A little bit about the musical education of children

Dear, dear colleagues! I dare to publish this small article only because at every point I can refer to authorities. And yet – I think that it can help beginner educators. Children come to a music school to learn how to play an instrument, and they want to play, because they are attracted to music and self-expression in it. The development of the instrument and the development of musicality go together, but here I want to talk specifically about musicality, about what helps its development. 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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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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Music defines the direction of development of civilization
The attention of connoisseurs of classical music, seekers of the underlying causes of its impact on our souls, is presented with a video lecture by the musician and public figure…

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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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