Mordents inspects the costumes of Don Giovanni, wading through all the boring contemporary black-tie looks and the regular ol’ 18th century dress to bring you some of the more stand-out fits. Read More
The Timeless Elegance of “How Great Thou Art”: A Lyrical Exploration Among the pantheon of Christian hymns, “How Great Thou Art” stands tall and proud. Its profound lyrics and melodic beauty have transcended time, culture, and language. Let us embark on a journey through its history, understanding the elements that... Read More
Unearth essential insights with our comprehensive Tonebase review. Dive into an exhaustive analysis of its features, pricing, and usability. Equip yourself with all you need to know to decide if the Tonebase music learning platform aligns with your learning goals. Read More
A review of everything tonebase for guitar has to offer: from its lesson library to other resources such as blogs, podcasts, and PDF toolkits. It’s official — the online music education market has never been bigger, or its offer more varied. If you’re looking for remote music lessons, you can... Read More
We take a look at the tonebase violin lessons offer, discuss the platform’s other features, pricing, as well as read some user reviews. Thanks to the recent emergence of online music lessons platforms, music education’s got an exciting new dimension. Offering a more convenient (and often much more affordable) alternative... Read More
We review tonebase piano lessons: from the platform’s core offer, to its additional features, pricing, and user testimonials. Since its launch in 2017, tonebase has produced hundreds of high-quality music lessons taught by professors from top schools. At its core, the platform’s mission is to democratize access to high-quality music... Read More
In Mordents’ new interview, star pianist AyseDeniz shares her experience filming in an UNESCO World Heritage site, how she first took an interest in composing, and the story behind her Borderless Piano Project. Mordents Magazine: How do you manage to stay on top of things between a concert career, maintaining... Read More
Paganini, the greatest violinist of all time Born in 1782 in the Republic of Genoa, Nicola Paganini began playing the mandolin at the age of 5 before turning to the violin two years later. A virtuoso and precocious violinist, but also a great composer of the romantic era, he truly... Read More
If you’re looking for the softest, most intimate, and most seductive melodies, then the trumpet is a musical instrument for you. Also, if you’re after energetic themes that evoke power and inspiration, you’ve come to the right address. In this article, we’ll talk about 13 famous trumpeters who defined the... Read More
Friedrich Nietzsche is primarily noted for his philosophical work, but as André Schaeffner said: “In the whole history of philosophy it would be impossible to find another philosopher who frequented musicians to such an extent”. Besides being friends with musicians, such as Wagner and von Bülow, Nietzsche frequently contemplated music.... Read More
It was easy(or not?) to decide who should belong to the top 10 of the best flutists in the world. But, the discussion begins with the ordering of the rankings due to the subjectivity involved. That’s why Mordents won’t rank them so any of them could take the first place,... Read More
Born in 1833 in Hamburg, Brahms was a freedom-loving man. A devoted and faithful friend, he was a man who lived with passion and a motto – Frei aber froh (Free but happy). From his beginnings in taverns surrounded by drunken sailors and prostitutes to concert halls around the world, here are... Read More
Sophisticated, lyrical, layered. Peek into the troubled world of one of the most famous romantics, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff. When you say Rachmaninoff – the first thing that comes to mind is the piano. After all, he spent most of his life playing it, becoming one of the key figures in... Read More
A mysterious and misunderstood artist whose genius outlived the tales of his moody, peculiar character, the composer who lost hearing but still continued to create music – yes, we’re talking about Ludwig van Beethoven. If you think you know everything about him (or you think you don’t know enough) we... Read More
From sheer joy and delight to despair and weakness: peek into the exciting life and work of Frédéric Chopin in these eight little stories. This shy musical genius was more than meets the eye. The father of Fantasie Impromptu and 27 Etudes quietly created masterpieces that live today, both in... Read More
From being a crime scene of a murder case to its construction of a golden ceiling threatening to drain the national reserves, here are a few incredible things to discover about the history of the Metropolitan Opera of New York! Built in 1966 and ranked among the most prestigious opera... Read More
Mordents Magazine rounds up a few essential tips on marketing yourself as a musician. As you make your first steps into building a classical music career, you might find yourself wondering: what now? via GIPHY One aspect of career-building aspiring music artists tend to ignore the most is self-promotion. Marketing... Read More
Since 2006, Martin Jarvis, a musicologist from Charles Darwin University in Australia, has claimed that Johann Sebastian Bach is not the author of his most important works but Anna Magdalena, his second wife. The academic returns to the charge with new evidence based on the research of an American graphologist,... Read More
Stray bullets, accidental electrocutions, and untreated wounds – the history of classical music is full of dreadful deaths, sometimes mysterious, often terrifying. Here is our list of ten of the composers’ weirdest, most shocking deaths that will give you goosebumps. via GIPHY Henry Purcell – Tuberculosis, disgruntled wife, or…chocolate? One... Read More
A mysterious and misunderstood artist whose genius outlived the tales of his moody, peculiar character, the composer who lost hearing but still continued to create music – yes, we’re talking... Read More
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Mordents – a refreshing musical spark and an alteration to an otherwise languid melody.
Mordents Magazine evolved from a sense of deep love for classical music. After realizing there is a scarcity of online spaces where classical music can be discussed in a novel and open manner, an online classical music magazine was dreamed up, aimed at a wide and varied audience. The lingo of Mordents is the lingo of post-concert drinks, intermission smoke breaks and orchestra group chats, a deviation from the conventional way classical music is often still talked about.
The magazine is a place where young writers can talk about things that spark their interest, covering not only historical and current affairs in the classical music world, but also all other media and art forms it intersects with - from stage fashion and design to the representation of classical music on film.
Mordents brings a contemporary touch to tired jokes - a fresh critical perspective, an array of tongue-in-cheek analogies with a dash of sass and daring.