It is considered that the European musical science was born in ancient times. Despite the fact that the imputed applied music theory, somehow describing what then is really sound, originated not earlier than the 10th century, medieval music scholars constantly referred to by ancient authors. In fact, the whole theoretical part of classical music grew from the work of medieval scholars who worked in Catholic monasteries. So several centuries of scientific music was dedicated to strictly religious topics, and the deviation from the Canon threatened with burning at the stake for heresy. On the other hand, the source of classical music have become jugglers and minstrels — strolling musicians. They often performed together with singers and poets, adding instrumental music to their singing and recitation. How to hear and understand musical works of those years? About it in the new episode “Cactus” with Alexey Skanavi.

Listen to the podcast on and “Vkontakte”. And in apps where you can subscribe to updates and to leave feedback:

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts
Pocket Casts

If you have questions or want to suggest a topic for a new issue, email us at [email protected]

The project was prepared in cooperation with the firm “Melody”.

In the production of sound:

mass “Lauda sion”: I. Gloria, the author of the music of Giovanni Pierluigi di Palestrina. Performed by Lidia Davydova (soprano), Tatyana Belyakova (soprano), Larisa Pyatigorskaya (mezzo-soprano), Boris Yaganov (tenor), Eugene Cheeses (countertenor);

the work of John Dowland’s “Galliard”, performed by Sandor Kallosh (lute), Igor Boguslavsky (viola d’amour), Fyodor Druzhinin (viola), Mikhail tolpygo (viola d’amour), Brand Weinrot (viola da Gamba) and Andrei Demin (viola da Gamba).

Read more •••

Prayer in school was abolished because of dissatisfaction with parents


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here