Semantics of keys

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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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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Features of the TV channel "Culture" in the context of modern Russian media
XX century entered the history of mankind as a century of information technology that changed the worldview of culture. What was available only to the elect became the property of…

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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 the USSR. He conducted the first performances of Schoenberg, Webern, Ives, Varez, Volkonsky, corresponded with modern composers from all over the world, from Boulez to Stockhausen. Continue reading

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 ideal only for the passed stage of development. What we see now is not the degeneration of high culture into popular culture, but its refutation of reality. Continue reading

Profession – Orchestra Artist

The psychology of the work of an orchestral musician is sparingly covered in literature. This article is addressed primarily to students of the orchestra faculty of musical universities preparing themselves for work in orchestra groups, and students – conductors. However, the problems raised in it are interesting not only for students, but for everyone who loves symphonic music. 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

Siberian maestro and the mysteries of his soul

People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor Arnold Mikhailovich Katz is one of the most famous people in our city. A lot of books, articles, reviews have been written about this person. But, unfortunately, most of these publications do not explain the riddle of this man’s amazing creative will, which allows him to reappear on the podium after difficult surgical operations1).

They say that in ancient Greece the sounds of the wind musical instrument avlos were used as an anesthetic during surgical operations. Continue reading

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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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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…

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Musical ability testing. Toolkit for conducting introductory auditions in a music school
The process of self-knowledge and self-improvement is unlimited. Mastery is talent multiplied by labor. Given the desire for determination and will, everyone is able to create from himself what he…

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About pianist Alexei Panov
December 3, in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle, an evening concert was held with the participation of the Czech Virtuosi chamber orchestra, in which the famous pianist and conductor,…

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