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…

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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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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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Better than Tatar: four albums of clever jazz and world music

Today we listen to folk rock with electronics, mixed up with Tatar folk motifs, a young Moscow fusion without borders and a solo piano concert that will pleasantly surprise even those who are used to Keith Jarrett.

Petrified Drops “Raft in Placidity” One of the most notable albums of Russian jazz of recent times. They, in principle, are not so many, but this one would stand out, even if we had a real abundance. Continue reading

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

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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The use of E. JACQUES DALCROSE system in teaching
“Prophet of rhythm”, “musical Pestalozzi” ... These epithets are addressed to the Swiss teacher, composer Emil Jacques - Dalkroz, undeservedly, in my opinion, forgotten by our contemporaries. I want to…

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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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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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