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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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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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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Black and White: New Piano Classics

A rich instrument, practically an entire orchestra. This is about the piano. Seven octaves – what chords you want to build. But sometimes even one crystal-tinkling note in silence is enough to say everything. Probably, all composers in all genres wrote for the piano. And who did not manage to write for this instrument for historical reasons – like Bach, for example – that exists in transcriptions. Our selection contains new and archival recordings, from Bach to contemporary composers, from romance to Polish avant-garde, British postmodern and Soviet “philharmonic jazz”. Continue reading

“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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Warm Baroque Tube: New Classical Records
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.…

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From the history of blues: from plantations to the studio
The blues, like everything with stunning success, has been an underground music trend for decades. It is understandable, because the White Society could not accept the music of African-Americans working…

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What is a znamenny chant: meaning, history, types
Russian church music began with the famous chant that arose during the baptism of Russia. Its name is associated with the use of special notation signs - “banners” for its…

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