RAKHMANINOV: THREE VICTORIES OVER YOURSELF
Probably many of us made mistakes. The ancient sages said: "It is human nature to make mistakes." Unfortunately, there are also such serious wrong decisions or actions that can harm…

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Musical catharsis: how does a person experience music?
I recalled a curious episode: a colleague had to speak at continuing education courses for school teachers. Teachers ordered a topic more than a specific one - the algorithm of…

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Throat singing technique: some secrets from the simplest
The technique of throat singing cannot be mastered like this, just reading books or articles on the topic. Partly because the person who is eager to learn this art lacks…

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Arias from Verdi’s

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Children’s classical music

Classical composers devoted many pages of their work to children. These musical works are written taking into account the peculiarities of children’s perception, many of them are specially for small performers, according to their technical capabilities. WORLD OF CHILDREN’S MUSIC Opera and ballets, songs, instrumental plays have been created for children. R. Schumann, J. Bizet, C. Saint-Saens, A.K. Lyadov, A.S. Arensky, B. Bartok, S.M. Maykapar and other venerable composers. Many composers composed works for their own babies, and also dedicated their works to the children of their relatives and friends. For example, I.S. Bach, teaching the music of his children, wrote various plays for them (“Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach”). The appearance of “Children’s Album” P.I. Tchaikovsky owes the composer communication with the children of his own sister and brother’s pupil. In music for children, composers of various styles see common features: bright, almost visible imagery; clarity of musical language; the clarity of the musical form. Continue reading

Education by music “Beethoven: the triumph and groans of a great era in music and the fate of a genius“

Ludwig van Beethoven was fourteen years younger than Mozart. We can say that they lived almost at the same time, breathed the air of one era. Why, then, did they think differently, and did their works sound in completely different languages? Wise teachers tell us that “talented music can reflect reality.” This means that ingenious composers capture in their works the main, epoch-making events of which they are contemporaries. Grandiose events are reflected not only in music. Most tangibly they are represented in painting and sculpture. For example, the brilliant Spanish artist Francisco Goya managed to very vividly and truly capture the bloody breath on canvas of his terrible era of the medieval Inquisition with its torture, the burning of heretics, and the humiliation of man. The Renaissance overcame obscurantism of the Middle Ages.

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ROMAN – KORSAKOV: MUSIC OF THREE ELEMENTS – SEA, SPACE AND TALES

Listen to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov. You won’t notice how you are transported into the world of Tales, magic, science fiction. “The Night Before Christmas”, “Golden Cockerel”, “Snegurochka” … These and many other works of the “Great Storyteller in Music” by Rimsky-Korsakov are imbued with a childhood dream of a fabulous life, of good and justice. The heroes of epics, legends, myths come from the realm of music to your dream world. With each new chord, the boundaries of the tale are pushed wider and wider. And, now, you are no longer in the music room. The walls have dissolved, and you are a participant in the battle with the sorcerer. And it depends only on your courage how the fabulous battle with evil ends! Victory of Good.

The composer dreamed about it. He wanted every person on Earth, all of Mankind, to become a pure, void-free creation of the Great SPACE. Rimsky-Korsakov believed that if a person learns to “look at the stars”, the world of people will become better, more perfect, kinder. Continue reading

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