Remarkably Serious: An Interview with Spanish Brass Quintet Carlos Beneto Grau
A “rock band from brass” or a serious circus? The Spanish Brass brass quintet performed at the International Music Festival in Yaroslavl. Spanish macho virtuosi first appeared in Russia, and…

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Love in all its manifestations: five new albums of young indie rockers
Everyone has long known that rock and roll is dead. However, this guy has an amazing ability to be reborn into life, like a phoenix from the ashes. And he…

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Camera obscura: four new albums with classics
Let's talk about the chamber genre. Trio, quartet, quintet - that's all. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty in this field: Shostakovich's canonical quintet, Yevgeny Kissin's only…

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Romance of romance: new recordings of classical music

Let’s talk about modern music. What is generally considered modern: everything that is not called “classics”, or works of modern composers, written according to strict academic standards, or maybe just everything that still arouses some interest? Anyway, sometimes we can observe how yesterday’s avant-garde artists become living classics, and pop hits move into the repertoire of academic groups. And at the most, it would seem, well-known figures of the last century, new facets are revealed. Continue reading

Genetic codes and music

Nigel Helyer of the University of Western Australia (Univesrity of Western Australia) and the university laboratory SymbioticA created the GeneMusiK project, which turns genetic codes into musical works and vice versa.

Attempts to turn the decoded DNA sequences into notes were made earlier. But the authors of the project claim that for the first time such work “went so far.” Continue reading

Music makes the brain work
Not so long ago, American scientists conducted an experiment in which it became clear that music helps a lot - for example, in reading and concentration. According to Nina Kraus,…

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Sound Genesis and Music Carrier: Ummagma Group Unveils Maps
Summarizing the sound quality of the audio system, our listeners are often forced to guess and speculate what the artist “actually wanted to say” on a particular phonogram. Today we…

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The relevance of the use of music in teaching children to read, write and math
From ancient times to the present day, musical art has undoubtedly been recognized by philosophers, musicians, educators as an indispensable means of developing the spiritual world of man. No art…

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Music for the brain - as a foreign language
The brain perceives music as another foreign language. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the University of Liverpool, who investigated the brain area, which was previously considered to…

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