All sorts of art: five new jazz albums with interesting themes
Jazz recording met the spring with a regrouping of forces. Projects come out with unexpected concepts that don't seem to have anything to do with music. New interesting supergroups appear,…

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A place in the sun: five albums with a non-trivial interpretation of jazz and classical music
The American Kronos Quartet — one of the most famous chamber groups-released an album with new works by Terry Riley, one of the fathers of American minimalism. Nothing special: they…

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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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Why is music no longer recorded the way it used to be? [translation]

When the old fans complain about songs that have been nominated for a Grammy this year, there’s a reason.

It’s time for the annual Grammy awards, and as always, Sunday’s ceremony will highlight the generational difference: “the Music that is being written now is not what it used to be,” grumble baby boomers and gen Xers.
And they are right. For the most part, modern music is fundamentally different from what was recorded in the nostalgic 70s and 80s.last year, the industry marked an important milestone in sales. Continue reading

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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Why is music no longer recorded the way it used to be? [translation]
When the old fans complain about songs that have been nominated for a Grammy this year, there's a reason. It's time for the annual Grammy awards, and as always, Sunday's…

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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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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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