Composers-Writers
Many prominent composers possessed an extraordinary literary gift. In their literary heritage: musical journalism and criticism, musicology, musical and aesthetic works, reviews, articles and much more. Often, musical geniuses were…

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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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“He boasted of what we are treating today”: Alexey Vasiliev - about Freddie Mercury
September 5, 2019 Freddie Mercury would have turned 73 years old. A brilliant connoisseur of pop culture, Alexei Vasilyev, explains how the death of vocalist Queen became the death of…

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victory of one tendency

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

Rock music in human life
Many people believe that rock is an aggressive manifestation of music, wrong and even harmful. However, it was proved that it is precisely this type of music that influences the…

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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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How to make your voice beautiful: simple tips
The voice is also of no small importance in life, as is the appearance of a person. According to statistics, it is with the human voice that most of the…

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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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