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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3D sound
Your ears emit sounds! Right now, your ears emit a variety of high-definition sounds. This recent discovery gave birth to science listening to the ears. "Amazing!" - this is how…

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Influence of the tempo-rhythmic structure of music on the psycho-physiological state of a person
Musical culture in its deepest meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music in order to influence the human…

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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Unknown about Miles and not only

“The critics were still not up to me, but there was a demand for my albums. I could see it at least because around the same time Bob Weinstock (Prestige) gave me $ 3,000 to write my next records – more than before. I felt that I was moving in the right direction, and on my own terms, without compromising for the sake of recognition. And even if I managed to keep my principles up to this point, then in the future I was not even going to compromise them. ” [Miles Davis, 1955]My friend went to Finland last winter. I read an ad at Liceknig about the sale of analog equipment to a private radio station in Turku and drove off. Continue reading

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

Mozart effect
Listening to Mozart's music enhances our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, people responding to the standard IQ test demonstrate an increase in intelligence. This phenomenon discovered by some scientists…

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Strengthening cathartic experiences with music
One glance at a person who has in his memory a painful experience, actualized in the present, is enough to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, a person tries…

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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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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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