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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Interview with Daughter
The British trio with Elena Tonra, led by the second album "Not To Disappear", is again exploring the depths of melancholy. Despite this, Daniel Koch took an extremely funny interview…

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Symphony
Symphony (from the Greek. "Consonance") is a genre of symphonic instrumental music of the many-part canonized form of fundamental worldview content. A symphony, as a rule, is a composition for…

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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

Impressionism in music

Impressionism (French: impressionnisme, from impression – impression), the direction in art of the last third of the XIX – beginning of XX centuries.

The application of the term “impressionism” to music is largely arbitrary – musical impressionism does not constitute a direct analogy to impressionism in painting and does not coincide chronologically with it (its heyday was the 90s of the XIX century and the 1st decade of the XX century).

Impressionism arose in France when a group of artists – C. Monet, C. Pissarro, A. Sis-Lei, E. Degas, O. Renoir and others – made their original paintings at Parisian exhibitions of the 70s. Their art sharply differed from Continue reading

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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…

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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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Rock posters: classics of the genre
"Tattoo You", The Rolling Stones, 1981. A promotional poster created by Peter Corriston, whose authorship is the legendary cover of Led Zeppelin's album "Physical Graffiti". A poster in support of…

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Acid Jazz
One of the most stylish areas of modern music. The style of acid jazz comes from American jazz. Jazz began to develop in the 20s, in the 30s it was…

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