95 % of Germans consider

95 % of Germans consider important or very important rapprochement between Russia and the eu”. (from today’s German press). In my conversations with the Germans, I felt it very clearly. Moreover, they are annoyed by Ukraine. They consider ukrainians ” capricious “, ” egocentric “, ” Samovlûblennymi ” and ” nedogovorosposobnymi “. heard from representatives…

Zurich, Switzerland – Berlin, Germany

Залез в самолет, включил мобильный. Работает. Всё в порядке. Связь есть. А в ленте, у одного из друзей, снова вижу неистребимое – “life without music would be a mistake”. Jeez, сколько можно тиражировать эту претенциозную глупость? Life without brain is even greater mistake. 🙂 Сколько раз я мысленно говорил об этом Нику Картеру. Наконец, прислушался….

Avant-garde composers

When I listen to work by avant-garde composers, more often than not I am overwhelmed with a sense of discontent. In these musical constructions everything is too clear, arithmetical and trivial. “Clear” not in the Mozartian sense, but petty and eclectic. In this fragment it seems that the composer is thinking, pondering, and here he…

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…

Pianists demonstrate proper conducting technique

Funny. For your laugh 🙂 Друзья прислали в подарок. Бритиши смонтировали. Не думал, что они смотрят наши хроники. 😎 И правда мило.

Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178

The program for Alicante. I see Franz Liszt as Music Aesthetic and Father Philosopher of Modern Performing World. Liszt not only created the music which opened a new era of composition, but also, in a way, created us. He gave us a template that eventually lead to the foundation of contemporary Western civilization. His contribution,…

Sergei Prokofiev: 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op.75

The program for Alicante. Ten transcription pieces from the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” (op. 75, 1937) were the first collection of piano treatments by Prokofiev. They grew up from the “symphonic suites of the Op 64 bis” written by the composer on the basis of ballet in 1936. “From the ballet I made two symphonic…

STYLE!

I am deadly tired, exhausted of triumphant vulgarity of plebs. All over the world. Especially in Europe. Bloody f..king “muschiks and babas” are everywhere. Can’t stand it anymore. STYLE! That’s what the modern world is completely lacking. I hope I will be able to bring it back with the help of my music. Bye for…

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…