Theater festivals
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…

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Binaural music - listen in stereo headphones
The term binaural is derived from two Latin words: bina - two and auras - ear. The term "binaural hearing" refers to the ability of humans and animals to determine…

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Scherzo
Scherzo (Italian scherzo - literally “a joke”) is a playful character, can be part of a symphony, sonata, quartet or an independent musical piece in a lively, fast pace, with…

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Rhapsody

Rhapsody (from the Greek. Rhapsodía – singing or recitation singing epic poems; epic poem, a song of a rhapsody) is a free-form vocal or instrumental work consisting of several contrasting episodes.

Rhapsody is characterized by the alternation of diverse episodes on folk song material. It is as if recreating the performance of an ancient Greek singer-rapeseed.

Rhapsody (Greek rhapsodói, from rhápto – stitch, compose and ode – song), ancient Greek wandering performers of epic poems. Unlike aeds, the Rhapsody recited a chant, without musical accompaniment, the text of epic poems, especially Homer, already enshrined in oral or written tradition. In the classical era of Ancient Greece (5–4 centuries BC), the art of Rhapsody became part of theatrical art and lasted until the beginning of late antiquity (1st century AD), assuming the character of musical meloeclamation. Continue reading

The trumpet

The trumpet (Italian tromba, French trompette, German Trompete, English trumpet) is a brass wind instrument of the alto-soprano register, the highest in sound among brass. A natural pipe has been used as a signal instrument since ancient times, and from about the 17th century it became part of the orchestra. With the invention of the valve mechanism, the pipe received a full chromatic scale and from the mid-19th century it became a full-fledged instrument of classical music. The instrument has a bright, brilliant timbre; it is used as a solo instrument in symphony and wind orchestras, as well as in jazz and other genres.

The sonorous calling voice of the trumpet has been known since ancient times to shepherds, hunters, warriors. Long before our era, the pipe was known to the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Continue reading

Pastoral

Pastoral – (Latin pastoralis, French pastorale, shepherd, rural) – a genre in literature, painting, music and in the theater, poeticizing a peaceful and simple rural life. Pastoral can be called:

Pastoral music, which can include both large and small works, dedicated to the depiction of nature or rural life. Sizes 6/8, 12/8 are characteristic of the musical pastoral, the smooth calm movement of the melody, often doubled into a third. Examples of pastorals are in the works of A. Vivaldi, D. Scarlatti, F. Couperin, I. S. Bach and other composers. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is also known. Continue reading

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