Semantics of keys

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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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…

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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…

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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 almost 10 years ago, and its premiere took place 9 years ago. The first performance took place in Washington, at the National Cathedral Basilica – this is the largest religious building in North America, as far as I know. About 5 thousand people gathered there. Continue reading

Music defines the direction of development of civilization

The attention of connoisseurs of classical music, seekers of the underlying causes of its impact on our souls, is presented with a video lecture by the musician and public figure from Novosibirsk Galina Pavlova.
This lecture does not cover specific issues of the influence of music on human physiology and psychology. It examined the issue of a deeper and almost completely unconscious influence of music, more precisely the features of its rhythm, on the whole personality of a person and on society as a whole. Continue reading

Piano story

In Russian, the words “forte” and “piano” are translated as “loudly” and “quietly.”
Originally used the name “pianoforte”. In the clavier of the XIX — XX centuries. (in music practice we use the word “clavier” as notes for piano and transcriptions of instrumental and orchestral pieces for piano performance) we can see to the left of the first piano line the word piano, which is a derivative of the original word pianoforte. Continue reading

Formation of independent work skills in playing the accordion (reading notes from a sheet, selection by ear)

One of the most important tasks in the process of learning to play any musical instrument is to teach a student to work independently, constantly improve and develop. On the accordion, this is also of paramount importance. For such work, students need certain skills, the ability to set tasks on their own, perform them and adequately evaluate the result. Continue reading

Musical memory and its development

In pedagogical practice, quite often questions arise related to the memorization of a musical work and its performance from memory. Some students have a tenacious, strong memory; others grasping “on the fly” remember the work inaccurately, superficially; the third is difficult to remember. In the process of working with some students, it is sometimes difficult to correct an incorrectly memorized phrase, fingering, and reception. Continue reading

Methodological aspects of the work of a accompanist in a vocal class
In the modern musical world, the work of an accompanist very often fades into the background, but meanwhile, it is no less important than the work of a teacher. Often…

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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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Semantics of tonality ... (part II)
Since we are talking about an authentic instrument system in the performance of music of the 18th – early 19th centuries, I will share some observations. One of the pioneers…

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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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