Semantics of keys

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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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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Golubkova V.V: “Retrospective analysis of foreign methods for choral music making”
This article emphasizes the importance of the methodology of musical pedagogy of the twentieth century in the study of musical and aesthetic education of children. In the field of musical…

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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, International Competition winner Alexei Panov (Moscow) performed Concert No.24 for piano and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s orchestra . Behind the conductor’s desk was Ondrej Vrabec (Czech Republic). The organizer of the annual event was the “United Society of the Blind and Visually Impaired in the Czech Republic”. Continue reading

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 millions. A statement of this fact allowed some scholars to call the development of culture in the era of mass communications “the peak of the democratic spiral of historical development and the spread of the spiritual values ​​of man” Continue reading

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 arose around the world about whether real music would survive, in which leading critics, managers and bloggers from different countries took part, including such authorities as Greg Sandow, Alex Ross, Colin Itok, Deborah Borda, Leon Botstein and others . Disputes continue to this day, the problem is actively debated on Internet forums. Our critics and musicologists are still silent … Continue reading

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, and replaced the previous hymn, “The Prayer of the Russian People”

“God save the Tsar!
Strong, sovereign,
Reign in glory to us;
Reign in fear to enemies Continue reading

Mariinsky Theater is ready to answer for the “editing” of Handel

The reader contacted the editorial office of Fontanka, who visited the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall on December 5 at the performance of Handel’s oratorio “Messiah”. According to him, the work was significantly reduced, and one of the solo parts was delegated to another voice.
“For unexplained reasons, the audience was presented with a Handel reader,” he wrote. – Someone unknown decided that playing the whole work is unprofitable and, at its discretion, cut the program of commercials by half. Continue reading

Methodological issues of studying scales and studies in piano lessons
Work on scales and arpeggios should begin from the first year of study, as soon as the student has mastered the basics of staging and sound production. When learning scales…


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…


Metropolitan Hilarion on the features of the upcoming performance of the Christmas Oratorio
One of the important events of these Christmas days will be your oratorio. What will be the feature of the new performance? - The Christmas oratorio was written by me…


Work on sound production in the cello class
It seems to the author of this article that the work on sound production on the cello is a complex large work of the teacher and student, consisting of many…