Alexei Syumak: "Beautifully drawn musical scores and sound beautiful!»
Composers are rapidly getting younger. And use unusual tools, strokes and harmonies. I was personally convinced of this by the review of young talents at the Winter International Art Festival…

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Camera obscura: four new albums with classics
Let's talk about the chamber genre. A trio, a Quartet, a quintet-that's it. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty to this field: the canonical Shostakovich quintet, Eugene…

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Camera obscura: four new albums with classics
Let's talk about the chamber genre. A trio, a Quartet, a quintet-that's it. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty to this field: the canonical Shostakovich quintet, Eugene…

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much younger

“As if he doesn’t do anything”: about the Billy Ailish phenomenon

Why should serious adult music fans respect an eighteen-year-old American pop star? Sort out.

Not a day goes by without news of Billy Irish. Yes, it is Ailish: “who-what” – declension with a zero ending. Women’s surnames do not incline to the consonant. And Billie, this one, Ailish, is female. Just so that it doesn’t appear in the first comment — “who is this?”. Audience stereo.ru very likes to flaunt ignorance of modern pop stars.
By the way, I’m not a fan of modern hits either. For 20 years I wrote about music, everything in General, except the classics, so as soon as it became possible not to follow the current musical situation, I immediately gave up on this business — and began to listen almost exclusively to classics, jazz and some Suede. Continue reading

Natalia Skvortsova, "Live people": "The most interesting thing in jazz is happening now!»
Known in the circles of connoisseurs of modern author's jazz group "Live people" (or Live People) is releasing the fourth Studio album of author's material. The leader of the group,…

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A place in the sun: five albums with a non-trivial interpretation of jazz and classical music
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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Melody of the Universe: how the Soviet "father of electronics" created a cosmic musical instrument
This, without exaggeration, unique musical unit could not be attributed to any type of instrument. Moreover, the melody that he plays after a couple of mysterious passes with his hands…

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50 years of sound over silence: "modern music Publishing" by ECM Records
50 years ago, in November 1969, the first album of the ECM Records label — "Edition of Contemporary Music" - was recorded in Studio Bauer in Bavaria. A long time…

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