Any kind of art: five new jazz albums with interesting themes
Jazz sound recording met with spring redeployment of forces. There are projects with unexpected concepts, which seem to have nothing to do with music. New curious supergroups appear, and the…

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Music constructs the brain
Brain scans allowed scientists to discover how years of musical practice are changing the minds of professional musicians. So, it was shown that the brain of musicians in certain areas…

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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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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

Why music is no longer recorded as before?
When old music lovers complain about songs nominated for a Grammy this year, there is a reason. The time has come for the annual Grammy Award, and, as always, the…

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Madonna's discography as a mirror of digital record evolution
Madonna's first albums coincided with the distribution of CDs on the market and her further work clearly shows how the priorities in record recording changed. Let us examine them in…

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We see the sound
1. "Sound + color"? The property of sounds to cause color images was noticed long ago. Much has been written about the color hearing of A. Scriabin, who saw musical…

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Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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