Composers-Writers
Many prominent composers possessed an extraordinary literary gift. In their literary heritage: musical journalism and criticism, musicology, musical and aesthetic works, reviews, articles and much more. Often, musical geniuses were…

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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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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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second album with Kapustin’s music

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

HOW NOT TO GRAV THE VOICE
First of all, you need to be silent as much as possible and take the medications that your doctor will prescribe. Even simple conversations during recovery will have to be…

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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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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…

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