Media and attitudes to music
- The modern listener is different than the listener of a century ago. He doesn’t need music requiring special attention, he needs music “on occasion”. By the will of the…

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Music as a state of mind
We all love to listen to music: someone more, someone less. But were they thinking about what it really was, outside of the headphones and speakers? How does it affect…

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YOUNG MOZART AND MUSIC SCHOOL PUPILS: FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE AGE
Wolfgang Mozart gave us not only his great music, but also opened for us (as Columbus opened the way to America) the path to the heights of musical excellence from…

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even more so today

Songs of bondage, prisons and penal servitude: from Pushkin to the Circle

Indestructible pity, “mercy for the fallen”, including even the most inveterate robbers and murderers, gave rise to a special song layer. And let other refined aesthetes fastidiously turn their nose – in vain! As folk wisdom tells us not to swear from scrip and prison, so in real life of bondage, prison and hard labor went hand in hand. And in the twentieth century, few at least didn’t take a sip from this bitter bowl … WHO ARE THE SOURCES? The songs of bondage, prisons and penal servitude, paradoxically as it may seem, originate in the works of our most freedom-loving poet, A.S. Pushkin. Once, being in the Southern exile, the young poet swung at the Moldovan boyar Balsa, and blood would have spilled if the people around had not interfered. So, during a brief house arrest, the poet created one of the poetic masterpieces – The Prisoner. Continue reading

Tales from Genesis
Genesis experienced three periods in its development, which are well traced in their texts. My favorite of them is the second, which lasted four years between the departure of Peter…

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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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Music Encryption (about monograms in music)
Monogram - one of the mysterious phenomena in the art of music. It is a musical cipher in the form of an alphabetic complex composed on the basis of the…

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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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