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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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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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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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”, “lively”, “broadly”, “energetically”, and the approximate tempo depended on the duration of the beat, as well as on the acoustics of the room and personal preferences of the performer. Continue reading

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 and opera performance. Meanwhile, of great interest is the problem of preserving and rethinking the traditions of Belcanto of the 18th century in Italian opera art of the mid-19th century and, in particular, in the work of the mature period J. Verdi (1813-1901). 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 and arpeggios, the student should get acquainted with elementary theoretical information about the structure of major and minor scales, for this it is recommended to familiarize him with the conditional tone scheme of the fifth circle. Continue reading

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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Benjamin Britten and his temporal variations for oboe
Benjamin Britten is one of the most prominent composers of the twentieth century, not only in the UK, but throughout the world. His work covers a large number of genres,…

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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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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…

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