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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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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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…

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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 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

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 sincerely believes. Any abilities develop. There are no completely incapable people. One has only to believe in oneself and with zeal to get down to business. But still, there are millions of enthusiastic, purposeful and hardworking people, and we can count on the fingers of geniuses. 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…

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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…

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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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A little bit about the musical education of children
Dear, dear colleagues! I dare to publish this small article only because at every point I can refer to authorities. And yet - I think that it can help beginner…

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