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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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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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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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 just everything that still arouses any interest? In any case, sometimes we can see how yesterday’s avant-gardists become live classics, and pop hits migrate to the repertoire of academic groups. And the most seemingly famous figures of the century before last open up new faces.

Arctic Philharmonic “Philip Glass: a Descent into the Maelstrom”the Devil is in the details, as the Germans say. Philip glass’s music for the theatrical production of PoE’s short story “the Fall to Maelstrom” was written in 1986. The author himself played it with his band, and now the Norwegian Arctic band has performed this material in their own way and as a full-fledged musical composition. Continue reading

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 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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"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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"Music is a single language of the world": interview with Mikhail Mamonov, owner of SmartAudio Studio
SmartAudio Recording Lab is a modern, professional recording Studio based in Kirov and consciously focused on working with analog. About this and not only in an interview with the founder…

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