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
– 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
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.
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
What are the different styles of music? Musical style – the notion of succinct and comprehensive. It can be defined as a figure of unity, the totality of means of artistic expression and ideological content through the language of music.
The concept of style of music is so widespread that itself begs the relation: this term refers to different eras, genres, schools, and of individual composers and even performers. Let’s try to understand what are the different styles of music.
The style of the era
The concept of style of the era focuses on the historical aspect. There are many classifications, some of which highlight the major historical periods in the development of music (Renaissance, Baroque, classicism, modernity, etc.), while others are crushed history of music in a relatively small periods previously identified in other art disciplines (romanticism, impressionism, modernism, etc.).
A classic example of the style of the era is Baroque music, the characteristics of which is the interest in the inner world of the personality, the dramatic, high-contrast image of the forces of nature, the development of Opera and instrumental music (C. Monteverdi, A. Vivaldi, G. F. Handel). Continue reading
Bomb – one of the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico, formed by mixing elements of several cultures – Icelandic, Spanish, and the culture of immigrants from West Africa and living in the Antilles Amerindian peoples known as the taíno. Basic rhythm bomb is played on two or more reels.
Although the term "bomb" can be used for the names of a number of rhythms, a common idea that unites all the examples of this genre – a kind of duel between the dancers, percussion and vocals. In its traditional form – as a group dance bomb is still very popular in some cities in Puerto Rico and in new York. Continue reading