Romance Romance: New Classical Music Records
Let's talk about modern music. What is generally considered contemporary: everything that cannot be called “classics”, or works by contemporary composers written according to strict academic standards, or maybe just…

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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…

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The most famous pieces for accordion
On this page we will talk about famous works for the accordion, which are usually played by musicians studying in colleges or high schools. All 8 compositions differ sharply from…

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Gregory the Minister: “Rock and roll – limited music!”

The old-timers of our portal will probably not remember that the hero of my interviews would be a writer-actor-musician and, at the same time, a music lover who is always looking for something new and loves vinyl. Such characters, probably, do not exist – as I thought, until I met Gregory the Servant, a real man of the Renaissance. Gregory is an actor in the Studio of Theater Arts, author of the bestselling book Days of Savely, nominated for prestigious literary prizes and a musician who often performs in clubs with interesting cover programs. Continue reading

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 play Riley’s music all their lives, and, for example, their album “Terry Riley: Requiem for Adam” is a masterpiece of love and pain … But then they created something strange and not characteristic of anyone. Let us recall at the same time other albums where either a strange classic or “normal” sounds, but in an unusual refraction. Thank God that classical recording has its own hooligans! Continue reading

“Music is a single language of the world”: interview with the owner of SmartAudio studio Mikhail Mamonov

SmartAudio Recording Lab is a modern, professional recording studio based in Kirov and consciously focused on working with an analogue. About this and not only in an interview with the founder and ideologist of the project Mikhail Mamonov.

“SmartAudio Recording Lab is a modern media center with perfect silence. “We built a recording studio in a picturesque suburban village, away from the hustle and bustle, where there are no airports, industrial enterprises and highways,” begins the conversation, Mikhail Mamonov. “But not only that, because without the Imlight project the studio would not have happened.” For about 30 years, almost since the founding of the company, Mikhail Mamonov has been managing one of the Imlight divisions. Continue reading

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From the history of blues: from plantations to the studio
The blues, like everything with stunning success, has been an underground music trend for decades. It is understandable, because the White Society could not accept the music of African-Americans working…

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Velvet voice contralto. What is the main secret of his popularity
Contralto is one of the brightest female voices. Its velvety low sound is often compared to a cello. This voice is quite rare in nature, so it is very appreciated…

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Vocal and singing How to learn to sing high notes
High notes can be difficult for beginner vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly…

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Russian choral music of the X-XVI centuries
Russian choral music of the 10th – 16th centuries is an important layer that serves as the basis for the further development of Russian music and culture as a whole.…

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