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…

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Russian choral music of the X-XVI centuries
Russian choral music of the 10th – 16th centuries is an important layer that serves as the basis for the further development of Russian music and culture as a whole.…

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Music in the head
Before modern neuroimaging techniques were developed, researchers studied the musical abilities of the brain, observing patients (including famous composers) with various disruptions in their activity due to injury or stroke.…

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Christmas song “Silent night, wonderful night”: notes and history of creation

On the wall of the old school in the Austrian town of Arndorf and now hangs a memorial plaque. The inscription tells that in these walls two people – the teacher Franz Grubber and the priest Joseph Mor wrote in a single impulse a wonderful hymn “Silent night, wonderful night …”, having received inspiration from the Creator of worlds. This immortal work in 2018 will be 200 years old. And many will be interested in the history of its creation.
THE NIGHT OF THE TEACHER’S LAND IN THE APARTMENT In the poor apartment of the teacher Gruber did not light the lamps, it was a dark night here. Little Marichen, the only child of a young couple, has gone into eternity. Father, too, was hard on the heart, but he tried to come to terms with the loss that had befallen them. But the inconsolable mother could not cope with this blow. She did not say a word, did not cry, remaining indifferent to everything. Continue reading

Composers-writers
Many eminent composers possessed an outstanding literary gift. In their literary heritage: music journalism and criticism, musicological, musical and aesthetic works, reviews, articles and much more. Often, musical geniuses were…

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Songs of Victory: a grateful memory
What is behind this brief and at the same time unusually capacious phrase - “Victory songs”? Very, very much: four years of incredible exertion of physical and mental forces lying…

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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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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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