31 Jan 2019

Recently, I came across a thought provoking article “The death of “the death of”” by Jared Marcel Pollent, who is a literary reviewer  for a number of notable magazines and publishing houses, and a writer himself. It discusses a fate of  literature in the era of postmodern, aka digital age.

The reason why this article is r...

29 Nov 2018

According to the conventional code of professionalism, the first and foremost duty of the classical artist is to serve the composer. It means to convey the mood and ideas the composer might have experienced while composing the piece. 

“Composer’s intentions” is one of the the basic regulations in the artform. The pinnacle of a...

30 Sep 2018

Esa-Pekka Salonen recently voiced this statement. He happens to be an internationally acclaimed conductor and composer, and 'one of the most powerful figures in the global classical music industry', according to The Financial Times.

What makes the Maestro so pessimistic about a classical concert?

It is definitely not the artisti...

31 Jul 2018

The score is sacred in classical music. It should remain unchangeable to preserve the precise expression of composer’s intentions. Any changes to the score by the performer, are regarded as an inappropriate behaviour, bad taste, and unprofessionalism.  These are the basics of our art.

However, it wasn't always this way. In the...

22 Jun 2018

Older generations currently dominates as the classical music audience. According to the latest data, 93% of classical concert attendees are individuals over 31 years of age.

This means that Millennials (those born after 1980) do not have any significant interest in classical music.

However, many in the classical music community...

27 Apr 2018

Internet is a main source of information in a Digital age. To find something, all you need to do is to type the corresponding term into the browser search box.

Each term has its own search history in the global internet. Popular words have rather large search history, while rarely used words have a modest one. This disparity re...

22 Mar 2018

(Continued from Part 1 and Part 2)

"Fake artists" are anonymous producers of low quality music. They stemmed into being from the commercial needs of streaming platforms, largely from the need to fill the most actively traded playlists. This is the topic of my previous blog posts.

Now, let us dig deeper into the things musicians...

20 Jan 2018

(Continued from Part 1 here)

In my last blog, I had introduced a topic about questionable activities inside Spotify, an online music platform. Namely, about a presence of musicians without history or achievements, generating high playlist clicks and royalties, so called "fake artists". This is where this story continues.

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30 Nov 2017

This post is not another annoying complaint about the boringly perfect artists that flood the concert halls and media of today.

Neither it's about the artists who were artificially raised into the spotlight by expensive PR machine or behind-the-scenes manipulations.

“Fake artists” is something different – more surprising and wa...

31 Oct 2017

Everyone knows that it was Leopold Auer, the most famous teacher in the violin history and also the most expensive one. His fee, at the Curtis Institute, in 1928  was $102 per hour, more than $1,400 per one hour in today's rates.

Let’s recall who was Auer.

Born into a needy Hungarian Jewish family in 1845, Auer was not able to r...

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CLASSICAL MUSIC   DIGITAL NATIVES

Digital natives, those born after 1980, are the most passive consumers of classical music. Whereas pre-digital audiences are dissappearing, digital natives barely replace them in the concert halls. Recorded music, CDs and streams, is also getting less requested... Time to think outside the box >> more about this blog

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