Music video: five new recordings of the classics
There is, perhaps, nothing more depressing than a textbook work played stupidly on the notes with only one concern — not to mess up. As there is nothing more dreary…

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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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In dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of the intoxicating spirit of renewal. And it happens every year. And, thank God, for more than a hundred years, new jazz albums have been released at…

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Monthly Archives: April 2019

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 Kissin’s only recording with the Emerson String Quartet, as well as a completely non-chamber, Rabelaisian Bruckner.

Chamber music is considered the most difficult genre, and for everyone. The composer has to invent something to get a dense text for a small number of instruments. Musicians-play perfectly and at the limit, because there is no one to hide behind. The listener should follow all the lines, for here every note is like a word in a short story. But in this genre, real masterpieces are born. Continue reading

Love in all its forms: five new albums by young indie rockers

Everyone has long known that rock and roll is dead. However, this guy has an amazing ability to revive to life, like a Phoenix from the ashes. And he does this every time a group of young people pick up tools and decide to tell the world what they care about.

In fact, of course, rock music is not in decline, as many may decide by turning on the TV or simply going outside and listening to what sounds from nearby establishments and cars. By and large, more guitar music is being created now than ever before.Only truly talented representatives need to be able to hear over the General annoying hum, because a true young rocker-he is always somewhat underground, away from the major music moguls and cash flows. Continue reading

Full of boxes: new box sets of classical music
There are two difficult situations in life: when you can not think of what to give, and when you can not think of what to write about a classic release-except…

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Blues for a better life: five bluesmen for the advanced listener
Dom Martin, a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Belfast, Ireland, talks about the essence of Blues and non — obvious masterpieces. In the summer, Dom Martin, a well — known…

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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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Listen to video game soundtracks while you work
As I write this text, I can hear the sound of triumphant pipes mingling with the rhythmic notes of violins. You know, if you read my article, turn on this…

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