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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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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Astor Piazzolla
Before you send your child to a music school, many will be interested to read this story! The night goes down to the quiet port city. In the poor neighborhoods…

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“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, this, Ailish is female. Just so that it does not arise in the very first comment – “who is this?” The audience of stereo.ru loves to flaunt the ignorance of modern pop stars.
By the way, I’m not a fan of modern hits either. For 20 years I wrote about music, about everything in general, except for classics, so as soon as it became possible not to follow the current musical situation, I immediately tied up with this matter – and began to listen almost exclusively to classics, jazz and some Suede. Continue reading

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

Female voice mezzo-soprano. How to identify it when learning vocal skills

The voice of mezzo-soprano is rarely found in nature, but it has a very beautiful, rich and velvety sound. Finding a singer with such a voice is a great success for the teacher, this voice is widely used on the opera stage, and in various areas of music. Mezzo-soprano with a beautiful timbre is easier to enter music schools, and later find a job in the opera house, because there are always not enough singers with mezzo-soprano and there are not so many of them as women with high singing voices. From the article you will learn how a beautiful female voice is formed and where you can find him a worthy application.

WHAT DISTINCES TO MEZZO-SOPRANO FROM OTHER VOICES In the Italian school the voice is called that opens a third below the dramatic soprano. Translated into Russian, “mezzo-soprano” means “a little soprano”. It has a beautiful velvety sound and is not revealed on the upper notes, but on the middle section of the range, from la small octave to la second. Continue reading

Canned food and clones, or Where is the new classic
They say: they don’t argue about tastes. But to be honest - I never understood the meaning of this expression. How can you argue about tastes? "My taste is tastier"?…

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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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“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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Anna Netrebko
Anna was born on September 18, 1971 in Krasnodar in a family of hereditary Cossacks and people of “serious” professions: her mother is an engineer, her father is a hydrologist.…

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