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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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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Types of harmonies, or, What is the difference between lameness and turtle?
Harmonie is one of the favorite musical instruments of the Russian people. It is believed that the very first accordion was invented in Germany, but the Germans themselves are confident…

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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

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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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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“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…

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HOW TO LEARN TO KNOW THE QUIET - QUIET NUANCES
To get started, you just need to sing in a convenient tessitura a certain phrase of medium volume. If you get into the resonators correctly, it will sound easy and…

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