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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January 6 - the birthday of the hymn "God Save the Tsar"
January 6, 1834 the anthem "God Save the Tsar!" Was adopted as the anthem of the Russian Empire. It was first publicly performed the day before, on December 18, 1833,…

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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,…

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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

Voice Hygiene
The professionalism of an artist-vocalist includes a number of requirements, and one of the main such qualities is ... the ability of an artist to maintain himself in good vocal…

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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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STAKHEVICH A. G. SPIRITUAL MUSIC P. G. CHESNOKOV
The life and work of the outstanding Russian composer Pavel Grigoryevich Chesnokov (1877-1944) was devoted to the choral art of the Orthodox Church. Chesnokov’s spiritual musical heritage has been little…

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VIOLINING SONATES OF ARCANGELLO CORELLA IN THE MIRROR OF HIS PERSONALITY
Arcangelo Corelli was fortunate enough to live in an era when instrumental music and instrumental performing arts began to occupy a place that previously belonged completely to the opera. Composers…

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