Black and white: new piano classics
A rich instrument, almost an entire orchestra. It's about the piano. Seven octaves-whatever chords you want to build. But sometimes even one crystal-tinkling note in the silence is enough to…

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Madonna's discography as a mirror of digital recording evolution
Madonna's first albums coincided with the distribution of CDs on the market and her subsequent works clearly show how priorities changed in recording. Let's look at them in more detail.…

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Jazz together: six bright duet albums
Jazz is an abundant genre. Lush orchestras, lengthy improvisations, dueling soloists, a meandering rhythm section, and so on. But not always the more the better. When jazzmen consciously limit themselves,…

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A new decade: what will happen to the rock musicians and their fans

Over the past 5 years, the industry has managed to “bury” and “resurrect” rock music and guitar several times. It was different. We were told that rock and roll was a thing of the past, and then we found out that it was still a long way from being forgotten. Researchers have learned that rock musicians live less than others, but at the same time proved that the most brutal styles of music are harmless. Statisticians told us that rock is still at the peak of popularity among vinyl users, and Chinese scientists have determined that rock music is dangerous for drivers…

In General, despite some bold statements, the genre is still interesting, discussed and quite alive. What can we expect from the rock industry in 2020 and in General in the coming years? Let’s try to look into the future. Continue reading

Genesis of sound and music carrier: Ummagma group reveals the cards
Summarizing the sound quality of the audio system, often our listeners are forced to guess and speculate what, in fact, "the artist wanted to say" on a particular phonogram. Today…

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Ten Christmas covers that have overtaken the originals in popularity
They say that everything new is well-forgotten old. We decided to support this expression and have prepared for you a fresh selection of "bearded" Christmas hits in new arrangements, which…

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Freaking out in earnest: interview with Carlos Beneto Grau of the Spanish Brass quintet
"Rock band from the wind" or a serious circus? The Spanish Brass wind quintet from Barcelona performed at the international music festival in Yaroslavl. Spanish macho virtuosos first appeared in…

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Classics from contemporaries: five new albums of academic music
Hits of concert halls and premiere recordings of little-known composers. Young virtuosos are nuggets and collectives with a century-old history. Baroque, reminiscent of minimalism. So, we continue our review of…

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