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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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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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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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

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE A draft competition in musical theory for the final classes of children's music schools and children's music schools
Is there such a teacher of theoretical disciplines in the world that a student would not ask at one fine moment: “why do I need this” - meaning solfeggio classes?…

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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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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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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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