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    Aram Khachaturian

    18The identity of the musician

    About the personality of Antonio Domenico Geraldine we know very little — on this account we extremely unlucky. No letters written by him or addressed to him, nor any reliable amplify them — nothing left, as if someone was purposely trying to destroy everything that could shed light on the spiritual aspect of man, whose work was part of the culmination of the development of the artistic culture of Italy the second quarter of the eighteenth century. The only document which is available to modern researchers, this is a diary of the composer. The whole structure of this document — and the style, and content — filled with pain and doubt. Expressed the thoughts — large, bold, carried — can only belong to the famous musician. But about the personality of the composer speak very scarce materials. All that is definitely known about Geraldine, is reduced to a purely external aspect of his work. But even a bare enumeration of the facts of his life gaping voids. So still not aware of the details of the birth of composer — one legend intricate another. To find a parish record of the baptism in the Venetian archives to researchers and failed. Another serious gap in the biography — the absence of any comprehensive data relating to the work of Geraldine in the Opera genre, which in the latest, most Mature years was the sense of creative activity of the composer to a much greater degree than any other. It is illuminated only indirectly and sketchy, exclusively through scarce memoirs of contemporaries. Continue reading

    11June 11, in the Samara region will be Europe’s largest festival ” rock over the Volga” (free admission), which last year.

    – Igor, you are a professional actor. But your song "Combine" written and sung so it is for certain, if you do not know firsthand about the everyday life of the combine. You’re so tightly accustomed to the role that the song was born, or knew all the hardships and privations of their lives?

    Combine – this is my summer circle. Was all life and remains. My cousin Vasily Kotlyarov that we are the same age, with 14 years as a combiner. The photograph of his father, uncle Tolya, hung on the honor roll in Rakovka – he has been repeatedly recognized "best combiner farm Covenants Lenin". In General, the hardships of life combiner I knew six years. Uncle Tolia often took his brother for cleaning, and I also sometimes asked to go with them. But combine from me in six years was useless: after an hour I became uncomfortable. It was hot and dusty, and me a car passing by was sent to Rakovka to grandma Masha, where there were no dusty cabs of combines, but there were dumplings with cherry and sour milk with sugar. Also, I failed propolice watermelons. Continue reading

    17Experience of comprehension of musical style dates back several centuries, however, the scope and content of this concept, functions, denoted phenomena remain poorly understood, and therefore — discussion. The paradox was­can state that there are a lot of publications, with those or other positions examines this phenomenon, and only a few works devoted to the actual theoretical and practical­ical aspects of its study [5; 13—16; 18; 19; 21].

    The notion of musical style allows many interpret the data a transponder­Tatsiy. In its definition, difficulties may arise due to a number of reasons. One of them — terminological confusion, since any manifestation of style may be interpreted in different ways. The contradictory judgments, ambiguity of terms and synonymist symbols are a hindrance to precise definitions, and indicate uncertainty or lack of clarity of the concept . Another reason lies in the disagreements concerning the periodization of musical-historical process and classification of artistic phenomena.

    In the history of science there are similar cases in the framework of the same theory coexist different, but legitimate, from her point of view, approval. This proves the shortcomings of this theory, it is not surprising that the discovery of paradoxes stimulates scientific activity and leads to transformation. These are, for example, the paradoxes of systemic signs — failures related to the explanation of the proportion of the whole and its parts in biology that contribute to re-orienting the search for new approaches in the context of universal evolutionism. Continue reading

    9When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory.

    Gregg Bendian was born in 1963 in new Jersey. In the family music sounded all day: parents Gregg Martin and Patricia listened to everything from Tchaikovsky to Sinatra and the Beatles to miles Davis. This could not affect future preferences Gregg. Luckily for him, the school where he studied, was developed system of art education, and the boy opened up a new world of music.

    When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory. Continue reading