Genres in music
Genre (from French genre - genus) is a historically established division, the type of work in the unity of its form and content. They differ in the way of performance…

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Me and the Muse: Interview with Bobby Gillespie
Primal Scream is releasing a new album, "Chaosmosis", and their leader talks about the songs and eras that spawned him. 53-year-old Bobby Gillespie is the lead singer of Primal Scream,…

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What is symphonic electronic music?
The idea to write an article under such a title did not arise from idleness and not at all by chance, but as an urgent need for a precise and…

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Interview with Hurts

From the very beginning of their career, opinions about Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft are diametrically opposed: some love them for aesthetics and pop music for a wide audience, others hate them for the same reasons. Moreover, they are invariably impeccable in matters of style and fashion. This is recognized even by haters.

At the beginning of your career, we heard from you, “Do not leave! Never give up, because it is such a wonderful life!” On your third album, “Surrender” even the name itself hints at submission. Before or before whom are you capitulating?
Theo: The new disc is not about submission in its classical sense, but rather about liberation and the Continue reading

Romance

“Music is the soul of poetry, it clarifies and opens it. It makes the poetic word deeper in meaning and easier to perceive. The spirit of music in the emotional aspect is creative will that encourages gifted people to create a state of sounds and make them out as their worldview.”

A romance in music is a vocal composition written on a small poem of lyrical content, mainly a love one.

The term “romance” originated in Spain in the Middle Ages and originally meant a secular song in Spanish (“romance”) language. In Russia, the first examples of romance can be considered edgings, common already at the end of the XVII century. And in the XVIII century. poems of the most famous Russian poets – A.P. Sumarokov, A.F. Merzlyakov, M.V. Lomonosov – were immediately picked up by musicians and sung by amateur singers. Such works were called Russian songs. Continue reading

Sonata

Sonata, musical composition for one or more instruments. In the classical sense, the term refers to a work for piano solo or for a string or spiritual instrument with a piano, consisting of several independent parts. The plan of the composite multi-part sonata and the restriction in the use of the term to only solo works were formed in the second half of the 18th century.

The word “sonata” is often also used in the term “sonata form”: in this case it refers not to a multi-part work, but to the formal structure of one part of the sonata. The sonata form is also found in symphonies, concerts, trios, quartets, quintets, even in overtures, etc. Continue reading

The best Manchester bands of all time
The expression "Manchester music" itself has become tautological, given the activity with which this city generates significant groups. An almost impossible feat is to fit the unique Manchester scene of…

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Trumpet - a musical instrument
The trumpet (Italian tromba, French trompette, German Trompete, English trumpet) is a brass musical instrument of the alto-soprano register, the highest in sound among brass. A natural pipe has been…

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Interview with Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro is preparing to release their seventh album, "Ellipsis", in which they managed to ditch the brain-blowing prog rock of their last three records in something even more, hmm,…

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IDM - Intelligent Dance Music
IDM - Intelligent Dance Music Experimental direction in electronic music. Its founder is the English musician Richard D. James, known as Aphex Twin. He easily turned his back on industrial…

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