Yuri Shatunov - 46: Is it true that the star of “Tender May” will no longer sing “White Roses”?
On September 6, the famous singer, former soloist of the band "Tender May" Yuri Shatunov celebrates his 46th birthday. In the mid-1980s he was the idol of millions of Soviet…

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Paradoxes of Enrico Caruso: What the legendary tenor was reproached for and what he could not forgive to his native Naples
The name of the legendary Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso is known all over the world - he had a rare voice, sang leading parts in more than 80 operas,…

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Vocal therapy
Good morning as oil on the heart! With you, Irina Ivaskiv. Who, waking up, includes music for his mood? And who at the same time begins to sing along to…

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How to learn to improvise on the piano: improvisation techniques

Good mood to you, dear reader. In this short post we will talk about how to learn to improvise: we will discuss some general points and see the basic techniques of improvisation in relation to the piano. In general, improvisation is perhaps one of the most mysterious and mysterious processes in music. As you know, this word refers to the composition of music right during its playing, in other words, the simultaneous performance and composition. Of course, not every musician owns the technique of improvisation (now, mainly, jazz musicians, composers and those who accompany the singers can do this), this is available to everyone who undertakes it. Some improvisation techniques are developed and fixed imperceptibly, along with the accumulation of experience. WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR IMPROVISION? Here we will literally list: theme, harmony, rhythm, texture, form, genre and style. Continue reading

Masterpieces of classical music

The Tenth Symphony is one of the greatest and largest works of the 20th century. This is a very personal, autobiographical work by Shostakovich. It responds not only to crucial events in the biography of the composer himself, but also to events in Russian history. There is a version that it was with this symphony that Shostakovich responded to the death of Stalin.

Shostakovich did not write anything for eight years before this symphony. His last ninth symphony brought him persecution. Everyone expected that it would be an apotheosis work glorifying victory, but they heard something incomprehensible, unusual, ambiguous in it. Continue reading

TOP 10 historical oddities related to music

10th and 9th place: Funny cases related to the French
It is known that Napoleon was exiled to the island of St. Helena. While in exile, he admitted once: “During the Russian campaign, my army had two main enemies: frost and Russian military music.” In fact, the French warriors fell into a panic from the fervent Russian songs, wondering why so bawl, and even in the cold.

The Great French Revolution was on. The generals, demanding reinforcements, wrote: “Send two regiments of soldiers or several thousand copies of the Marseillaise (French anthem). Do not believe it, but it helped! ))) Continue reading

One who gave way to Olympus Freddie Mercury: Tim Staffel
In 1964, two students, Brian May and Tim Staffel, created a musical group in London, which for the most part played cover versions of popular songs at that time. The…

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The first tenor of the country
26 years ago, on December 21, 1993, the famous Soviet opera singer, People's Artist of the USSR Ivan Kozlovsky passed away. He always had a huge number of fans who…

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TOP 10 historical oddities related to music
10th and 9th place: Funny cases related to the French It is known that Napoleon was exiled to the island of St. Helena. While in exile, he admitted once: "During…

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Masterpieces of classical music
The Tenth Symphony is one of the greatest and largest works of the 20th century. This is a very personal, autobiographical work by Shostakovich. It responds not only to crucial…

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