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Whether and it Orpheus`s voice was sweet?

Music in a look, habitual for us, was created approximately in the 17th century. Then the scale was thought up, then there were musical instruments used to this day. To write down music as it sounds in the original, in general only Edison at the end of the century before last learned. So we can only represent how music performed by Paganini or Verdi sounded. But they at least left us notes and when on these notes good musicians play, we feel that this music is fine. We can only guess the music existing earlier, we have no opportunity even to present how it sounded. However we are reached by legends and legends about the famous singers and musicians of the past. We trust these legends, without finding time to check them.

First of all, we for some reason consider that the sound of such wind instrument as an oboe, was unusually bewitching. Perhaps, it because on oboes played time of balls, on them sang songs about love. Romanticism and so on. And as if the ball for all was romanticism! Unless each of us does not know that in any disco, at any graduation party there will be a girl whom nobody will invite, and the guy whom all will send away? At balls in old times stuck out too, propping up walls, the ladies and gentlemen in cheap laces powdered by flour accepted by nobody. At parties plays or now the worn-out, rattling tape recorder, or the inept guitarist which - as studied three chords. In discos - the smashed columns and the smoked disk - the jockey, in clubs play third-rate groups which participants are called simply by labukham. Labukhov it was full also in the Middle Ages, you know...

I think, it was not much more pleasant to listen to an oboe on some to a mediocre ball, than to be present at a funeral on which plays an orchestra of tipsy Jews - self-educated persons. At once probably teeth began to ache and there was a wish to nakhryukatsya in stuff or to pick up the first young lady and to drag off to the distant room. If the first, the second, third and the other got young ladies were not picked up - that only to nakhryukatsya...

Then tools, obsolete, most likely were forced out new which sounded better. Music of many people is forgotten - and whether it is worth being sorry about it? Now this music is tried to be restored, there is a special science for this purpose, search for the escaped performers of such music in whose families it passed from father to son without notes. And what it they transferred there? In different Turkic tribes still there are some types which sit in the middle of a market, is lazy pull one string and howl a vile kozleton. The people`s artist Cola Beldy sang beautiful songs about the tundra, but he learned to sing on - modern, at the Moscow professors, developed a voice of the singer and only partly used ethnic motives. And sang in Russian. And his compatriots sit in plague, strum on a bone plate and abstrusely pull one note - what here beautiful? And scientists how much in vain put forces on that we could hear it again. It is worth it that so persistently to try to obtain it? In my opinion, only one scientists also need it.

National songs are put quite recently. And often they nevertheless have some specific author. And he could be the good poet, and the quite good composer could write music too. As national began to consider the songs composed by Nekrasov, the Puppeteer, even Pushkin over time. And it all were noblemen. Now, for example, songs from the Soviet movies have the status of national. They are sung everywhere. Well so this sign of talent of their authors. And from what is composed in the people it is pleasant aurally little. Well unless lullabies - so they were sung to children by the loving mothers. For the rest it is songs for parties and wine parties. It is possible to carry to folklore also abusive chastushkas, but whether you will call such creativity pleasant for hearing?

I with shudder remember how at school at a lesson of music we were taught burlatsky songs. Two lessons we is heart-breaking pulled pooooo - voooooooo... (phrase fragment Down the mother across Volga ) . Some horror...

In old times development of technology of execution was incomparable below, than now. Any pupil of music school from the very beginning relies on all musical experience of many generations. The one who studies three chords heard a lot of any music on the TV, radio and in records. In Hellas the young man learning to sing and play heard only several musicians. It could, having adopted their ability, to add some new note if it had abilities. But there was no place to develop them especially. Now most of musicians improvises, can write down right there notes the finds. Musicians are helped by science. Then the musician only which - as jingled, hardly exceeding the level of present Labuha from transition or an electric train. Well there were, of course, talents. But the talent without development is as diamond without facet. It is unlikely they could realize set by it the nature completely though get they to present conservatory - perhaps, and would begin to shine.

To talent long time was not opportunities to be developed. The musician could meet the talented boy and want to begin to teach him to music. And then to leave or wash down, and the boy came back to the former place of servants to a tavern or a bench or a journeyman to the furious drunk shoemaker. Well that also tried to knock out in process of forces the nonsense of it. Where to remember music here... The talent could just be bent for hunger as some Janko is a musician. The drunk soldier could ruin it in blow of a boot. Yes anything. You read Turgenev`s story Singers ? I do not think that Yakov could become happy thanks to the wonderful voice...

Then even if the young musician despite everything continued the doctrine, then at it ways were followed by new problems. Already famous musicians did not want the competition and in every possible way rubbed clean beginners. In palaces of kings the court musicians who were possessing mediocre data, but got used to receive gold and wine for game were let on any intrigues, could compose a false denunciation of the talented beginner and poison, and in general anything. If the young man trained in music the princess or the duke`s daughter, then her father or the groom could suspect him of claims on the schoolgirl and to finish off simply without excess talk. When medieval times passed - fraud, domesticity and protection in music remained and continued to blossom. Verdi was not taken here in conservatory. And hundred years later this conservatory tried to obtain that allowed to take it his name. And Verdi died in poverty for a long time...

Now young talents can study and develop, please public at concerts and competitions. But until recently, at the Soviet power in spite of the fact that at us was the road is open for young talents it was difficult to break through. The nationality, class association of parents could disturb. The harmful aunt from RONO could follow ways. Bureaucracy. If the fate - N - a beater is noticed behind execution - forget about career of the musician. Got to VIA which were predecessors of bands on protection - their officials of district committees of Komsomol and secretaries of cells at musical schools formed, and participation in them meant tour, including across the abroad - who did not dream of it then?

Orpheus played on a cithara. The cithara it seems was very primitive tool. Whether it is worth regretting that now we do not hear game of kifared in the blossoming jackpot? It is unlikely...]