“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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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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“He boasted of what we are treating today”: Alexey Vasiliev - about Freddie Mercury
September 5, 2019 Freddie Mercury would have turned 73 years old. A brilliant connoisseur of pop culture, Alexei Vasilyev, explains how the death of vocalist Queen became the death of…

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Alexey Syumak: “Beautifully drawn scores and sound beautiful!”

Composers are rapidly getting younger. And they use unusual instruments, strokes and harmonies. I personally was convinced of this by the show of young talents at the Winter International Festival of Arts in the city of Sochi. “I am looking for a new Schnittke,” as the founding father of the festival, viola player and conductor Yuri Bashmet said more than once.

Bashmet is a great friend of the composer Alexander Tchaikovsky, head of the composition department of the Moscow Conservatory. Continue reading

“He boasted of what we are treating today”: Alexey Vasiliev - about Freddie Mercury
September 5, 2019 Freddie Mercury would have turned 73 years old. A brilliant connoisseur of pop culture, Alexei Vasilyev, explains how the death of vocalist Queen became the death of…

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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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“He boasted of what we are treating today”: Alexey Vasiliev - about Freddie Mercury
September 5, 2019 Freddie Mercury would have turned 73 years old. A brilliant connoisseur of pop culture, Alexei Vasilyev, explains how the death of vocalist Queen became the death of…

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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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