Summing up: Russian jazz in 2018
It is difficult to divide music into years, especially to sum up some results for a certain period of time. Music is too Grand to be measured in days, even…

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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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Summing up: Russian jazz in 2018
It is difficult to divide music into years, especially to sum up some results for a certain period of time. Music is too Grand to be measured in days, even…

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comparative tests

American experts named the best and worst infotainment systems of car radio

A popular American analytical magazine compiled a traditional report that collected the best and worst infotainment systems that appeared on the market in the latest car models. To compile the rating, experts had to interview more than 60 thousand respondents, of whom only 56 percent were completely satisfied with the performance of car systems.

According to the American publication Consumer Reports, which conducts comparative tests of consumer goods and services based on user responses, the best automotive infotainment system can be considered “IVI”. This system is currently installed on Tesla cars. It is a rare case when 86 percent of the respondents surveyed turned out to have the equipment. Continue reading

Wish tree: four new jazz albums
Whatever you say, today jazz is the most creative, modern, free and therefore interesting music of all styles. And this is the only genre in which Russian musicians perform in…

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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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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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Drummer on the hunt: five albums of drummers-leaders according to professionals
Most of the musicians ' jokes are about drummers and bassists. The rhythm section is an eternal source for exercises in homegrown humor. Themselves they-guys, typically, silent and calm (although…

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