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
Grog is a European winter drink. Hot and invigorating. And he rhymes with baroque. Baroque music can also be winter – energetic, driving, or, on the contrary, peaceful and cozy. The autumn finale pleased with baroque discoveries. Forgotten Baroque composers, the favorites of Louis XIV, as well as the ubiquitous Bach in interesting arrangements.
Kati Debretzeni (violin), The English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner. JS Bach: Violin Concertos Sir John Eliot Gardiner is the father of British authenticity. Recently, he performed at the Moscow “Zaryadye” – and this was a real event, a milestone. Continue reading
Over the past 5 years, the industry has managed to “bury” and “resurrect” rock music and guitar several times. It was different. They explained to us that rock and roll was a thing of the past, then it turned out that it was still far from oblivion. Researchers have learned that rock musicians live less than others, but they have proved that the most brutal styles of music are harmless. Statisticians told us that rock still remains at the peak of popularity among vinillers, and Chinese scientists have determined that rock music is dangerous for drivers … Continue reading