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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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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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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Gregory the Minister: “Rock and roll-limited music!»

Old-timers of our portal probably do not remember that the hero of my  a writer-actor-musician and, at the same time, a music lover who is always looking for something new and loves vinyl. Such characters probably don’t exist — that’s what I thought until I met Gregory the Minister, a real Renaissance man. Grigory is an actor of the “Studio of theatrical art”, the author of the bestseller” Days of Savely”, nominated for prestigious literary awards, and a musician who often performs in clubs with interesting cover programs.

— You studied at GITIS with future pop stars. How did this affect your musical development and education?
“No way! First of all, we were not taught music professionally. Acting is different. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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