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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Woodwind: Some History
Woodwind instruments are the oldest along with a drum and some other percussion instruments. On many pastoral plots, pictures of antiquity, you can see all kinds of pipes and pipes,…

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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…

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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, Cremona is a mark on one of the violins of the master, which gives reason to say that this year he lived in Cremona and was a student of Nicolo Amati. The great master created over 1000 violins, cellos and violas, devoting his life to the manufacture and improvement of instruments that forever glorified his name. About 600 of them have survived to our time. Experts note his constant desire to endow his instruments with powerful sound and richness of timbre. The enterprising businessmen, knowing the high price of the violins of the master, with enviable regularity offer to buy fakes from them. All Stradivarius violins are methyl the same. His stigma is the initials of A.B. and the Maltese cross placed in a double circle. The authenticity of violins can only be confirmed by a very experienced expert. Continue reading

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 each other in sound, complexity in terms of performance technique and overall auditory perception. Lovers of accordion music will also find a suitable play to listen to, which will make you think or just cheer up. V. ZOLOTAREV “FERAPONTS MONASTERY. MEDITATION AT DIONISIA’S FRESSES »This work can be conditionally divided into 2 parts: the introduction sounds in a key in C major, in it the chime of bells is clearly heard. Then begins the main melodic leitmotif in G minor, where during the game the “legato” stroke is mainly used in the parties of both hands. The sound corresponds to the name: thoughtfulness with elements of philosophy is felt here, however, each musician perceives the Ferapontov Monastery in his own way. Continue reading

5 harmful and 5 useful products for the vocalist. Power Features and Voice Sounding
Nutrition plays a big role in the life and work of the vocalist. Sometimes the hoarse sound of a voice does not appear due to a sore throat, but with…

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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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1/2 Orchestra: “Sound engineers, take the winds right, learn to record them”
At one of Schiit's technology presentations, I included a couple of tracks of the 1/2 Orchestra Moscow breaststroke I had long known to me, and those present were surprised at…

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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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