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…

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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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Glissando for trombone in Bolero Maurice Ravel
Trombone storytellers look like tales of anglers! And about the trombone solo in the work of Maurice Ravel, journalist Broussardi heard many times. And now it’s the turn to tell…

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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

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

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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Types of Verdian Voices in La Traviata
Issues related to changes in vocal styles in the era of romanticism in musicology are not well developed, as they affect the highly specialized aspects of pedagogy of solo singing…

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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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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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