Suite (from the French Suite – “row”, “sequence”) – a cyclical musical form, consisting of several independent contrasting parts, united by a common concept.
It is a multi-part cycle consisting of independent, contrasting plays, united by a common artistic idea. Sometimes, instead of the name “suite”, composers used another, also widespread – “partita”.
The suite is distinguished from the sonata and symphony by the great independence of the parts, not such rigor, the regularity of their relationship. The term “suite” was introduced in the second half of the XVII century by French composers. Suites of the XVII — XVIII centuries were dancing; orchestral non-dancing suites appeared in the 19th century (the most famous are “Scheherazade” by N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, “Pictures from the Exhibition” by M. P. Mussorgsky). Continue reading
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
A jazz lover will not be bored in any country in the world, concerts of jazz artists take place almost everywhere, and the schedule of festivals in this direction of music is the densest. Rather, he has to choose where to go now: hurry to Warsaw or still choose Marseille? However, there are events and places that they simply must visit.
Of course, in the era of the Internet, when you can see even the most iconic events, you can record. No matter where you live, be it Moscow or Kabardinka mini hotels or large multi-story hotels, access to the World Wide Web is almost a mandatory service. You can get acquainted with all the musical wealth of the world, not only with jazz, without leaving your room. Continue reading