Concertmaster Aspects
Currently, accompaniment is the most common form of performance for pianists, one of the most sought-after professions in the field of special musical education. The scope of accompaniment is very…

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Live music or a museum of sounds?
It has been a good two decades since Norman Lebrecht published his sensational book “Who Killed Classical Music”, and then other works on the same topic. Soon, a wide discussion…

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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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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 Western European and Russian.

And here the same thing is possible as the perception of music in color. The color ear was distinguished by very few composers (Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin, for example), but with some coincidences both in individual notes and tonalities, their perception was different. 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 the fly” remember the work inaccurately, superficially; the third is difficult to remember. In the process of working with some students, it is sometimes difficult to correct an incorrectly memorized phrase, fingering, and reception. Continue reading

Work on sound production in the cello class

It seems to the author of this article that the work on sound production on the cello is a complex large work of the teacher and student, consisting of many stages of the formation of ideas, feelings, skills and accumulated knowledge on this issue.
The sound production of a musician on an instrument, in particular, on a cello, is the musical “philosophy of the performer”. 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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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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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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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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