In the dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of intoxicating spirit of renewal. And this happens every year. And, thank God, for over a hundred years at this time there are new jazz albums. April…

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Music helps to endure physical pain.
Psychologists from the Scottish University in Glasgow (Glasgow Caledonian University) conducted experiments on people and came to the conclusion that music can act as a painkiller. In the course of…

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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…

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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 recording with the Emerson String Quartet, as well as the completely non-chamber, Rabelaisian Bruckner.

Chamber music is considered the most difficult genre, and for all. The composer has to invent something to make a dense text for a small number of instruments. Continue reading

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 perceived as if it comes from outside. This is the trouble.

“A song that plays in your head from time to time is normal. Another thing is musical hallucinations, they become a serious problem. Continue reading

Will you be Einstein? (Tell me what you are listening to, and I will tell you what your IQ is)
You are young, you consider yourself advanced, nightclubs are the best place to hang out after school or work. After - a feeling of well spent time, only now a…

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Listen to video game soundtracks while you work.
I write this text, and in my ears there is a sound of triumphal pipes, pouring into the rhythmic rumblings of the violins. You know, you will read my article…

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At the limit of hearing
The French otolaryngologist, Alfred Tomatis, was the first to systematically investigate the effect on the human psyche of high-frequency sounds. According to his theory, a child, floating in an amniotic…

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12 best headphones of 2018 for real music lovers and sound lovers
In the modern bustling world of technology, a person is presented with a unique opportunity not to part with the beautiful. Thanks to the headphones, which are getting steeper from…

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