HISTORY OF VOCAL PERFORMANCE AND SCIENCE
The history of vocal performance is a scientific discipline that sheds light on the evolution, process and patterns of singing as a separate form of art in musical culture that…

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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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Features of the piano texture in the works of F. Liszt (from the experience of accompanist)
List's first experiments in the field of vocal music (three sonnets of Petrarch) relate to a stay in Italy, i.e. by 1938-39 years. During the years of wandering, cycles of…

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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

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 form and, accordingly, be always ready to perform. In this regard, the health of the artist’s vocal apparatus, the singer’s observance of the voice mode, diet, and generally maintaining the active state of the body are extremely important. Continue reading

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 Russian musical culture.
With the names of M. Berezovsky, I. Handoshkin, V. Pashkevich, M. Matinsky,
M. Sokolovsky, E. Fomina connected the period of formation and development of Russian musical culture of the late 18th century, which led to the emergence of Russian musical professionalism. Continue reading

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…

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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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STAKHEVICH A. G. SPIRITUAL MUSIC P. G. CHESNOKOV
The life and work of the outstanding Russian composer Pavel Grigoryevich Chesnokov (1877-1944) was devoted to the choral art of the Orthodox Church. Chesnokov’s spiritual musical heritage has been little…

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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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