Oboe (from French 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 with a valve system and a double cane (tongue). Oboe acquired a modern look in the first half of the 18th century. The instrument has a melodious, but somewhat nasal, and in the upper register – a sharp timbre.
The oboe can also be a member of a brass band, in various chamber ensembles. By the sound of “la” oboe, an orchestra is tuned.
Oboe device is complicated. The sound in it occurs as a result of the vibration of two connected reed plates, called a cane, which is mounted on a metal tube – a pin and tightly tied with a thread. The diameter of the pin and the size of the reed plates affect the structure of the instrument, its timbre and sound quality. Continue reading
March 27 is the International Theater Day. And this means that soon it will be time to take stock of the many long-awaited festivals that took place this year in Russia. Among them are such famous as the Golden Mask and the International Festival. A.P. Chekhov.
This year is already the 19th Golden Mask. This year, the program included almost 50 performances from all over Russia. In total, the jury watched live and recorded six hundred performances! This award is not in vain called the main theater show of the country. Within the framework of the festival, the project “Premieres of the Mariinsky Ballet” will take place, so it’s better to leave a ticket for Giselle’s ballet at the Bolshoi Theater for later, for now, enjoy the ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the operas Tales of Hoffmann and Pelleas and Melisande. Continue reading
One of the oldest corporations in the world – Yamaha was born in 1897. It bears the name of its founder Thorakus Yamaha, whose love of musical instruments encouraged him to take this important step for the entire music industry. The most remarkable thing in this story is that until 1887, Thorakusu was completely not interested in music, he was a master in the repair of medical instruments, and this occupation was to his liking. But Mr. Case intervened, and it is to him that we can now say “thank you” for the fact that Yamaha classical and electric guitars delight us with their magnificent sound. So, Thoracus was asked to fix a failed reed organ. The lesson was so carried away by the master that, having finished his work, he set about making his own organ. And made it! And then he began to improve, since the Institute of Musical Studies in Tokyo revealed a number of shortcomings. Continue reading