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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Metropolitan Hilarion on the features of the upcoming performance of the Christmas Oratorio
One of the important events of these Christmas days will be your oratorio. What will be the feature of the new performance? - The Christmas oratorio was written by me…

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Musical drama of sonata allegro and its study in piano lessons
In the musical and performing development of high school students, a special place is occupied by work on large-scale works. Already in grades 3-4, on the basis of sonatine literature…

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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

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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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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HISTORY OF VOCAL PERFORMANCE AND SCIENCE
The history of vocal performance is a scientific discipline that sheds light on the evolution, process and patterns of singing as a separate form of art in musical culture that…

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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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