Schumann “Symphonic Etudes”. Etude 1 . Part 3

Since our dear Dima (Dmitri Nilov) is working hard not sparing himself and his time, I don’t want to hold on to this nice episode, first variation. Publishing it right away. Hope it give you an aesthetic pleasure. Schuman is not just musically talented, but he is also a great producer, playwright, and innovator. He…

Schumann “Symphonic Etudes”. Theme. Part 2

From the world of one consciousness, where we had been living for half a year, from consciousness of wonderful Russian man, Modest Petrovitch Mussorgsky, we are moving and diving into another consciousness – world of Robert Schumann. Since music became my life and my world (not long ago) where I feel myself very comfortable and…

Unzipped classical music. Schumann “Symphonic Etudes”. Introduction. Part 1

The second “object” of our musical series appears to be so enigmatic for modern mind in its content, so whole, separate, so “non-musical”, that a preamble is required. A philosophical “literary aesthetic “introduction. Without such an introduction even, specialist will have difficulties to understand musically-artistic images and details of the delicate world of Planet Schumann….

Reminder

Classical music is not about melodies, passages or harmonies in “different moods” for “pleasing our senses”. Serious music consists from highly compressed “sound files” in which the entire person with all its emotions and experiences locked up in combinations of tones. “Uploaded” in music as in highly advanced computer programm. The task of the performer…

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Part 5 “Bydło”

This play it also belongs to a genre, where, generally, there can not be made a lot of mistakes with interpretation. One thing’s for certain, for that great creativity is required. And besides, if in previous music pieces, playing kids were portraied in quite transparent watercolors, and generally, kids are there without particular psyhological penetrations,…

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Part 4 “Tuileries”

Mussorgsky Pictures at the Exhibition, Part 4 Tuileries We have heard two very dark and dramatic pieces: Gnome, which offers us unpleasant features of the Russian subconscious, Russian dwarfs, and terrifying Russian mythology; and then the very sad, piercing “Old Castle”. Now, Mussorgsky superbly changes mood to that of a very energetic personal storytelling, in…

Frederic Chopin (English)

Chopin is using language of XIX century middlebrow, ordinary European music lover . This musical language was used by “languorous ladies”, “cultured officers” and all other “sensual” very sentimental ladies and gentlemen. They are John Field, Oginski, Griboedov and all the others able to take a feather and to write some notes. That’s why Chopin…

Paradigm shift needed

Музыканты из ЛА откликаются на наш ФБ. Good, good. Slow but sure. Paradigm shift needed 🙂 Забавно, что это говорит известный дирижер. Т.е. он понимает, что 99% музыкантов не имеют отношение к музыке. А к чему имеют? И зачем они зовутся “музыкантами”? И что заставляет этого же дирижера акцептировать такое положение вещей? Вопросы без ответов….