Semantics of keys

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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LESSON SCENARIO ON MUSIC LITERATURE
The hero in the work of Haydn and Mozart - what is he? The visual row of picturesque pictures is shown. Teacher: Tell me, please, to which musical style are…

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About the music of Edison Denisov
Edison Denisov is my favorite composer, that's why I decided to share my thoughts and my hearing with the work of this amazing Russian man, forced to experience all the…

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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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THE PHILOSOPHICAL-AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF THE CATEGORY OF CREATIVITY IN MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS
The theory of musical performance, and in particular of its individual branches, has not yet been fully established. This conclusion exists in musicology and still, despite the high level of…

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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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LESSON SCENARIO ON MUSIC LITERATURE
The hero in the work of Haydn and Mozart - what is he? The visual row of picturesque pictures is shown. Teacher: Tell me, please, to which musical style are…

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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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