effects of music
“The poet belongs to the form, and the content to the history and reality of his people” (Belinsky; compare Glinka: “The people compose music, we only arrange it”). Consequently, the artist’s task is to discover (rather than invention) the content and invention for him the form corresponding to him (expressing the form in a broad, philosophical sense).
Chernyshevsky argued that art is a weak semblance of life and that, for example, paintings depicting the sea are needed only by those who have not seen the real sea. But it seems that the old woman, who served as the original for the Rembrandt picture, did not attract such attention as this picture, and that the Continue reading
Performance as a special type of artistic activity does not exist in all arts. In painting
for example, it is inseparable from creativity: to create a picture is what it means to “fulfill” it. Once in music, the creation and performance of a work did not separate from each other: in ancient times, a musician sang or played what he composed, improvised.
But the creation of a painter or sculptor is embodied in material that has been preserved for centuries, and the material of music (sound) lives while it sounds. Unsound, a piece of music ceases to really exist, disappears. To hear it again, it needs to be revived each time again, to make it sound again. The ability to Continue reading
Rock and roll literally excited the youth of America in the mid-50s of the last century. And then the whole world. And while boys and girls sang along with popular singers and lit on the dance floors, their parents opposed the “innovations” in the music world. Why has this style gained immense popularity and why has it become an apple of discord between generations? About this and not only our page.
Rock and Roll History
We owe the term “rock and roll” to Alan Freed, an American DJ. He worked at the Cleveland radio station and very often broadcast black music because he noticed how white youth gravitated towards it. The name “rock and roll” came from the popular song “We’ll rock, we’ll roll”. This happened in 1952. Continue reading