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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Faith No More "The Real Thing": a thing for all time
After a long pause, the band Faith No More reunited to record "Sol Invitus", but this year we would like to celebrate the anniversary of the most punchy album of…

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Ides of March: 6 new classical music albums
Classics don't die because they are played all the time. And they play it because it is a classic. Iron logic. But in fact, each generation finds something of its…

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Il Gardellino Baroque ensemble: “We never record in studios»

Baroque-the new rock and roll? You could say that! Let this music is already half a thousand years old — what difference does it make if it still rocks the people at concerts and attracts more and more fans and adherents. Authentic performance — that is, playing old instruments-reaches the Russian province.

In fact, there is nothing surprising in the appeal of the Baroque. It is “sewn up”in us. Rock, prog-rock, folk-rock, art-rock and even pop borrowed from the Baroque melodies and rhythms. In principle, rock and Baroque music largely coincide, so to speak, in intentions and aesthetics: passion, craving for improvisation, live performance, the important role of the text, the sharpness of the utterance, and so on. Continue reading

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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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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Icons, hermits, geniuses: the best jazz releases of winter 2020
As they say, spring has come into its own. And if we continue with cliches, the incredibly warm winter has melted the hearts, souls, and minds of jazz musicians... and…

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Spring, love, dance: four new jazz albums
For some mysterious reason, Russian jazz albums come out in waves. Moreover, it is clear that domestic labels (how many of them are there — two or four?) there is…

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