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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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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John Scofield: “A good sound engineer must be a very musical person himself”
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…

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Composer’s worldview and content

A real revelation for a music lover can be an acquaintance with the composer’s worldview. For this, in addition to listening to the works of a musical genius, it is worth looking at his articles and memoirs, letters, and carefully reading his biography. Then, the unexplored mysteries of musical creations will be revealed to an inquisitive researcher, and this will give him great aesthetic pleasure. SEARCHING THE MEANING P.I. Tchaikovsky is known throughout the world not only as an outstanding composer, but also as a prominent representative of Russian musical and cultural studies of the 19th century. He had a keen interest in religion, philosophy, and literature. The entire musical heritage of the composer is the result of an intense search for a worldview meaning. Continue reading

Music-Education.ruVocal and singing Christmas song “Silent night, wonderful night”: sheet music and creation story

On the wall of an old school in the Austrian town of Arndorf, and now there is a memorial plaque. The inscription tells that there are two people in these walls – the teacher Franz Grubber and the priest Joseph More in a single impulse wrote the beautiful hymn “Silent night, wonderful night …”, receiving inspiration from the Creator of the worlds. This immortal work will be 200 years old in 2018. And many will be interested in the history of its creation. NIGHT LOCATING IN THE TEACHER’S APARTMENT In the poor apartment, the teachers of Grubber did not light the lamps, it was a hopeless night. Little Marichen – the only child of the young couple, went into eternity. Father, too, was hard at heart, but he tried to come to terms with the loss that befell them. But the inconsolable mother could not cope with this blow. She did not utter a word, did not cry, remaining indifferent to everything. Her husband consoled, exhorted, surrounding with care and tenderness, offered to eat or at least drink water. The woman did not react to anything and slowly faded away. Continue reading

Piano Performance: A Brief Background

The history of professional musical performance began at the time when the first musical work recorded by notes appeared. Performing is the result of bilateral activities of the composer, expressing his thoughts through music, and the performer who brings to life the author’s creation. The process of performing music is full of secrets and mysteries. In any musical interpretation, two trends are friendly and rival: the desire for a pure expression of the composer’s ideas and the desire for the full expression of a virtuoso-player. The victory of one tendency inevitably leads to the defeat of both – that’s the paradox! Let’s take a fascinating journey into the history of piano and piano performance and try to trace how the author and performer interacted over the ages and centuries. Continue reading

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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We heard, we know: to whom, why, and how Russian tribute groups pay tribute
Indeed: the season does not pass, so that “copyists” do not come to our region. Yes, and ours have already begun to make tribute programs at a serious level -…

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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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Japanese Folk Music: National Instruments and Genres
Japanese folk music is a rather distinctive phenomenon due to the isolation of the islands of the Rising Sun and the careful attitude of the people who inhabit them to…

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