Yevgeny Khavtan and Robert Lenz, Bravo: “Not Russian rock, but Russian twist!”
The group "Bravo" celebrated its 35th anniversary and releases an album of rare songs. We talk with band vocalist Robert Lentz and permanent leader of the band, guitarist, songwriter and…

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Spring, love, dance: four new jazz albums
For some mysterious reason, Russian jazz albums come out in waves. And it is clear that domestic labels (there are two, four in total?) Have no collusion, just as there…

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Camera obscura: four new albums with classics
Let's talk about the chamber genre. Trio, quartet, quintet - that's all. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty in this field: Shostakovich's canonical quintet, Yevgeny Kissin's only…

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Haydn Joseph. Symphony No. 92, Oxford

July 1791 – the date and time of the event were precisely agreed upon in advance. But it so happened that Franz Joseph Haydn, the legislator of the Vienna Classical School, was late. After all, today’s the train from London Station to Oxford takes about 60 minutes. And in the days of Haydn, such a journey required many times more time, effort, and obligatory contacts with the local population. At the same time, the composer could not speak the English in their language. I had to change the program on the go.

With the maestro, who had been in England for more than half a year and spent a successful concert season there, it was agreed that he should give three free concerts, performing a completely new, unfamiliar Oxford score. For this role the G-major symphony, which was written three or four years ago for one Parisian graph, came up, who, by the way, did not pay for the order. Continue reading

Drummer on the hunt: five albums of leading drummers according to professionals
Most of all music jokes - about drummers and bass players. The rhythm section is an eternal source for exercises in homebrew humor. They themselves - the guys, as a…

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Baroque ensemble Il Gardellino: “We never record in studios”
Baroque - new rock and roll? You can say so! Let this music be already half a millennium - what difference does it have if it still pumps people at…

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Jazz together: six bright duet albums
Jazz is an abundant genre. Lush orchestras, lengthy improvisations, duels of soloists, wriggling rhythm section and the like. But not always the more, the better. When jazzmen consciously limit themselves,…

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In the dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of intoxicating spirit of renewal. And this happens every year. And, thank God, for over a hundred years at this time there are new jazz albums. April…

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