John Scofield is coming to Russia soon. And that, perhaps, says it all. We run for tickets. You can’t explain anything. But still, I will explain why and why it is worth doing.
John Scofield has long been called a living legend of jazz. Suffice it to say that he played and recorded with Miles Davis himself, which already provides a place in history. Although Mr. Scofield is not at all like a legend and a mythical hero: a smiling bald man in colorful shirts. But what he does on stage is magic. Continue reading
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
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