Первая часть второго концерта Рахманинова

Эта милая компания сейчас исполняет мне первую часть второго концерта Рахманинова. Я слушаю с особым вниманием, так как скоро концерт в Цюрихе именно с этим сочинением, которое синицы мне сейчас исполняют. Учусь. 😘 Концерт окончился. Публика расходится.

As long as humans will exist music will be living and developing

We should always keep in mind that serious (classical) music is not a form of art, but it is a synthetic cultural phenomenon combining art, philosophy, literature, poetry, visionary science, mathematics, visual arts in tones, psychology, religion, history, emotional states, cerebral processes expressed in tones. All together – preserving the living “human soul”. Therefore we…

The institution of “classical music business”

When people react on phrases, thoughts, convictions they meet in other person with the template – “What an ego!” They show two things – their own ego (those who have flexible refined intelligence don’t switch off as ram meeting obstacle). And their stupidity as they even don’t want to digest thouhts they meet, just switching…

Music language

Humans are very funny and naive creatures. It shows especially funny in their attitude towards music. Their naivity and infantilism has no borders, it shows in music as nowhere else. They all “hypothetically know” that music is the language. In a row with mathematic language and verbal languages. Nobody would dare to say they “enjoy…

Anti-music phenomena in the human sonic world

“Excellent” instrument playing and “excellent” conducting are the most malignant anti-music phenomena in the human sonic world. It’s ruining metaphysic of music and the man. Music happens only when people forget on which instrument it was played. Stupidity and talentless is the root of all the ills of humanity. The root of evil. The most…

“Modern civilization”

The main psychological problem of humans of “modern civilization” is not that they are wild and ignorant but that they enjoy being wild and ignorant. Only slow evolution can break this pattern. Another tens of thousands years of their development. And even this is unlikely as there are very few chances that they will be…

Music is the highest spiritual and intellectual achievement of mankind.

 The main reason for the lack of proper understanding of music by so-called artists and musicians, and by the public at large is the narrowly handicraft approach of today’s performers. No-one anywhere will ever penetrate to a truly deep understanding of music if they don’t realise clearly that music is mankind’s highest spiritual and intellectual…

Musical taste was always a problem in concert field

Another important thing which is necessary to point. Many musicians do not even able to understand where is a deep music with rich content and where is a decorative rattling music bijou. For example if we take art of Mr. Liszt – we will see that rare piece of his music had a deep and…

“serious (classical) music has become crushingly boring”

Do you know that to play one bar of living music is more difficult than to play nicely entire music literature? It is not a “technical” matter. Even not a “spiritual” or “intellectual”. It is other dimensional physical understanding of living texture and ability to create living space. Especially between the tones. It is the…

В “благополучные” времена народов и стран классическая музыка умирает

Серьезная (классическая) музыка становится необходима и понятна массам только в великом несчастии. Лучшие из людей глубоко понимают ее красоту и значение, когда взрослеют и мужают, когда открываются реальные ценности жизни. Для остальных ее смыслы скрыты. В “благополучные” времена народов и стран классическая музыка умирает, превращаясь в пустые звуки, теряя свои целительные свойства. Вполне вероятно, что…

Conversation with China

Q. Mr. Gavrilov, you made your international debut at the Salzburg Festival substituting for Sviatoslav Richter. Could you share with us the circumstances that led to this substitution and your personal sensations before, during and after the concert? – The ministry of Soviet culture had informed the festival about Richter’s illness in a very short…

Some problems of Contemporary Classical Music

Recently I published this article in Russian, let it be in English as well. I was asked to state the most acute, in my opinion, problems of the art of music. Here they are. All music, except experimental music of the twentieth century, is a moral category above all. Nobody wants to understand that –…