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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March guides: 6 new albums of classical music
Classics do not die because they play it all the time. And they play it because it is a classic. Iron logic. But in fact, in fact: each generation finds…

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Sounds that do not exist
Let's listen to a tape recording of sacred music - Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear how the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This…

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Monthly Archives: February 2017

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 tonic.

Since the time when humankind first created music, it served its everyday goals. Lullabies, military, sea songs – the list is as long as history and culture. Continue reading

Music and health

Somehow I walked along a quiet, old Moscow street and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. I was surprised. Indeed, in this house is Russian research

She opened the massive doors, entered the porch, climbed the stairs, found a room from which the music came. It was impossible to call this room a medical office: on the walls there were paintings, at the tables there were bowed heads of young people who painted portraits and landscapes. A girl was sitting at the piano and playing. Continue reading

Sounds that do not exist
Let's listen to a tape recording of sacred music - Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear how the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This…

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Musical hallucinations
It happens, probably with everyone, which is already there. Any Praskovia girl will hook, spin, spin, and stop. Another thing is when the melody starts to sound continuously and is…

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On the topic of the day: four new jazz albums
Jazzman - in principle, people are not indifferent to everything in life (and what will happen after it). Otherwise, they are not jazzmen. Which, however, does not prevent them from…

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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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