Mercury Prize Winners - Where Are They Now?
The Mercury Prize '2015 was awarded on November 20 in London, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the…

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Interview with Kodaline
New British rock superstars Kodaline are touring in support of their second studio album, Coming Up For Air. Before their recent performance in Munich, It's All Indie talked to the…

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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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the phenomenon

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

What is an overture?

Overture (from French ouverture, introduction) in music is an instrumental (usually an orchestral) play performed before the start of any performance – a theater performance, opera, ballet, motion picture, etc., or a one-part orchestra piece, often owned to program music.

Overture prepares the listener for the upcoming action.

The tradition of announcing the beginning of the performance with a short musical signal existed long before the term “overture” was entrenched in the works of first French and then other European composers of the 17th century. Until the middle of the 18th century Overtures were composed according to strictly defined Continue reading

Oboe
Oboe (from fr. Hautbois, literally “tall tree”, English, German and Italian. Oboe) is a woodwind musical instrument of the soprano register of the symphony orchestra, which is a conical tube…

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The mysteries of a beautiful voice
Today I would like to touch upon a question related to the timbre, beauty and harmony of our voice. It is often said that a woman loves with her ears,…

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French horn
French horn (from German Waldhorn - “forest horn”, Italian. Corno, English french horn, French. Cor) - brass wind musical instrument bass-tenor register. It came from a hunting signal horn; it…

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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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