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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Castrati singers in the Italian opera of the XVII - XVIII centuries
In modern historiography of opera, the role and significance of castrati singers is not sufficiently illuminated and causes even some bewilderment. Meanwhile, the development of Italian opera in the era…

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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”,…

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political platforms

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 on behalf of Leo Arno the story of the creation of this masterpiece.

Broussard’s journalist told us that Maurice Ravel wrote a melody with flamingos (Flamenca). Continue reading

About pianist Alexei Panov

December 3, in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle, an evening concert was held with the participation of the Czech Virtuosi chamber orchestra, in which the famous pianist and conductor, International Competition winner Alexei Panov (Moscow) performed Concert No.24 for piano and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s orchestra . Behind the conductor’s desk was Ondrej Vrabec (Czech Republic). The organizer of the annual event was the “United Society of the Blind and Visually Impaired in the Czech Republic”. Continue reading

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 we use the word “clavier” as notes for piano and transcriptions of instrumental and orchestral pieces for piano performance) we can see to the left of the first piano line the word piano, which is a derivative of the original word pianoforte. 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 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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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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One-Dimensional Man 3. Victory over Unhappy Consciousness: Repressive Desublimation
The achievements and failures of modern society have deprived the high culture of its former importance. The glorification of an autonomous personality, humanism, tragic and romantic love, apparently, was an…

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