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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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…

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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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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 of authentic performance, the Swiss pianist Edwin Fischer did not even think about how far his simple idea would come to play instruments and compositions of earlier times. He played the piano, the structure of which he did not change, just like the instruments of his orchestra: this is heard from the recordings of Bach’s clavier concerts. Continue reading

Basics of vocal pedagogy Lecture course – 2

Topic 3. Scientific concepts of the activity of the vocal apparatus in singing.

A) Myoelastic and neurochronactic theories
as a single concept
With the advent of the art of solo singing, vocal pedagogy developed empirically – by accumulating knowledge in the field of the nature of the singing voice. Based on the experience of performing practice at one time or another, the principles and techniques for the development of singing voice, the system of vocal education and upbringing were established. Continue reading

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, from small chamber works to ballets and operas. And all of them are very popular in our time.
Britten worked to revive English opera, as well as secure the future of British musical drama. Throughout his life, he worked hard and tried to write music in such a way that it was accessible and understandable to almost any listener. Continue reading

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…

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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…

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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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Features of the piano texture in the works of F. Liszt (from the experience of accompanist)
List's first experiments in the field of vocal music (three sonnets of Petrarch) relate to a stay in Italy, i.e. by 1938-39 years. During the years of wandering, cycles of…

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