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…

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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…

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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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artistic creativity

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 of authentic performance, the Swiss pianist Edwin Fischer did not even think about how far his simple idea would come to play instruments and compositions of earlier times. He played the piano, the structure of which he did not change, just like the instruments of his orchestra: this is heard from the recordings of Bach’s clavier concerts. Continue reading

Fundamentals of Vocal Pedagogy Lecture Course – 3

Attempts to create a theory of solo singing have been undertaken repeatedly. Almost every vocal and methodical work of the XIX century claims to the level of theoretical generalization. “The theory of voice production”, “New theory of voice production”, “Textbook of singing”, “School of singing” are the names of vocal and pedagogical works in which information from related sciences is combined with methodological instructions. In addition to technical tasks, such works contained instructions of a musical, aesthetic and performing nature. Continue reading

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 musical practice, prominent names of singers, instrumentalists, well-known groups (ensembles, chamber and symphony orchestras, opera theaters, etc.). On the other hand, there is no theoretical work on this problem at all. Continue reading

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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FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE A draft competition in musical theory for the final classes of children's music schools and children's music schools
Is there such a teacher of theoretical disciplines in the world that a student would not ask at one fine moment: “why do I need this” - meaning solfeggio classes?…

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Semantics of keys ...
The process of establishing a certain emotional content for each key continued in the music of Viennese classics and covered almost their entire list in the music of romantics, both…

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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…

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