How to play the violin: basic techniques of the game
New post on how to play the violin. Earlier you became acquainted with the device of the violin and its acoustic features, but today the focus is on the violin…

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A place in the sun: five albums with a non-trivial interpretation of jazz and classics
The American Kronos Quartet, one of the most famous chamber groups, released an album with new works by Terry Riley, one of the fathers of American minimalism. Nothing special: they…

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New Year's repertoire of the vocalist
New Year is a time of not only a holiday, but also concerts for vocalists, both beginners and experienced, performing on stage for many years. At this time, not only…

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Alexander Tsfasman

Black and White: New Piano Classics

A rich instrument, practically an entire orchestra. This is about the piano. Seven octaves – what chords you want to build. But sometimes even one crystal-tinkling note in silence is enough to say everything. Probably, all composers in all genres wrote for the piano. And who did not manage to write for this instrument for historical reasons – like Bach, for example – that exists in transcriptions. Our selection contains new and archival recordings, from Bach to contemporary composers, from romance to Polish avant-garde, British postmodern and Soviet “philharmonic jazz”. Continue reading

Canned food and clones, or Where is the new classic
They say: they don’t argue about tastes. But to be honest - I never understood the meaning of this expression. How can you argue about tastes? "My taste is tastier"?…

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“It’s as if doing nothing”: about the Billy Ailish phenomenon
Not a day goes by without news about Billy Elish. Yes, it’s Eilish: “someone of what” is a zero-ending declension. Female surnames are not inclined to a consonant. And Billy,…

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The secret of the brilliant Stradivarius violins
The place and exact date of birth of the well-known Italian violinist-master Antonio Stradivari is not exactly established. The presumptive years of his life are from 1644 to 1737. 1666,…

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Warm Baroque Tube: New Classical Records
Grog is a European winter drink. Hot and invigorating. And he rhymes with baroque. Baroque music can also be winter - energetic, driving, or, on the contrary, peaceful and cozy.…

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