Madonna's discography as a mirror of digital record evolution
Madonna's first albums coincided with the distribution of CDs on the market and her further work clearly shows how the priorities in record recording changed. Let us examine them in…

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We see the sound
1. "Sound + color"? The property of sounds to cause color images was noticed long ago. Much has been written about the color hearing of A. Scriabin, who saw musical…

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Classics from contemporaries: five new albums of academic music
Hits of concert halls and premieres of little-known composers. Young virtuosos, nuggets and groups with a century of history. Baroque, reminiscent of minimalism. So, we continue the review of modern…

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honorary doctoral degree

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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Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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Classics for Dummies: Five New Bright Albums
It would seem that in the classics everything was played a long time ago. And the sound recording recorded all the great performances of all the great works. She is…

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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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