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Better than Tatar: four albums of clever jazz and world music
Today we listen to folk rock with electronics, mixed up with Tatar folk motifs, a young Moscow fusion without borders and a solo piano concert that will pleasantly surprise even…

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Russian violinist Khandoshkin and 18th century culture
Ivan Evstafievich Handoshkin - the founder of Russian violin playing. A talented musician is a self-taught person. He was tireless. Persistent and stubborn fighter for the development of an original…

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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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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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The initial period of training a button accordion player. Setting up the gaming machine.
A lot depends on the correct setting of the gaming machine at the initial stage of training - both the formation of a professional musician and the education of an…

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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”,…

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Musical drama of sonata allegro and its study in piano lessons
In the musical and performing development of high school students, a special place is occupied by work on large-scale works. Already in grades 3-4, on the basis of sonatine literature…

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