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
Color and music (light and music) settings are created for simultaneous playback of musical composition and lighting effects. The light effect on the listener may not be synchronous with respect to the music. Thanks to these devices, the music lover significantly enhances the perception of the currently sounding composition.
Color music: from the beginnings to the modern
The great Russian composer A. Scriabin became the progenitor of modern color music devices. For the “Poem of Fire” with his hands he created an apparatus with a keyboard that reproduces color effects. Christmas tree garland also has common roots with modern CMU. Continue reading