Icons, hermits, geniuses: the best jazz releases of winter 2020
As they say, spring has come into its own. And if we continue with cliches, the incredibly warm winter has melted the hearts, souls, and minds of jazz musicians... and…

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"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" -…

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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…

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We have heard and know: to whom, why and how Russian tribute bands pay their respects

The time is now: endless animation, cloning and copying of rock dinosaurs of all breeds. The thesis, of course, is banal and has been repeated many times, including by me — but what can I do?

After all, it is true: the season does not pass, so that “copyists”do not come to our region. Yes, and our already nasobachili to do tribute programs on a serious level-remember at least the recent concert of the Moscow Beatles tribute Beatlove with the Symphony orchestra in the “Crocus”.The tribute movement is reaching a serious level. Old rock — new classic? This is also not a new thesis, and I have also repeatedly “voiced” it, as they say now. Continue reading

Conditional Bach: four new albums of academic music
Little-known composers, significant composers and  play Bach "as it should be", according to the notes. This is the catch of June. It is gratifying when musicians fearlessly change their roles.…

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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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Romance of romance: new recordings of classical music
Let's talk about modern music. What is considered modern at all: everything that is not called "classical", or works by modern composers written according to strict academic standards, or maybe…

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Musical anhedonia, or Not everyone likes music [translation]
To the sides of both unmanned spacecraft with the same name "Voyager" (eng. Voyager), launched in 1977, are attached identical round aluminum boxes with gold-plated disks on which images are…

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