Reviews and Opinions
Saamishvili N.N. —
Notes on the international scientific conference “Russian Musical Baroque: Tendencies and Perspectives of Research” that took place in the State Institute for Art Studies
// PHILHARMONICA. International Music Journal. – 2016. – ¹ 3.
– P. 32 - 37.
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Review: This report is dedicated to the event, which represents a significant interest to the music science: international scientific conference “Russian Musical Baroque: Tendencies and Perspectives of Research” that took place in the State Institute for Art Studies on October 24-26, 2016. Interest towards the Russian musical Baroque is currently growing in Russian and abroad, thus, this conference provided an occasion to discuss a number of topical questions, related to the exploration of the manuscript legacy of that epoch, the history and theory of partesnïy (part-song) polyphony, the peculiarities of the system of polyphonic genres (including non-liturgical and paraliturgical ones), the restoration of the biographies and the creative output of individual musicians, the evolution of music-theoretical thought about the music of the aforementioned era. further, the conference will help to reveal parallels and intersections in the development of Russian, East-European, and West-European baroque.
During the course of their studying, the authors applied the methodology of theoretical analysis and source study, historical and stylistic approaches, methods of systemic and comparative analysis. Russian musical Baroque for the first time became the topic of a fundamental international conference, which was called upon to determine the most recent trends in examination of this era, synthesize the modern scientific achievements, promote new research, as well as help restore an integral, and at the same time, multifaceted image of the Russian culture of the late XVII– middle of the XVII centuries that reflected the connections with Polish, Italian, German, and French musicians. It is for the first time that Russian musical baroque becomes a subject matter for an extensive range of opinions within the framework of the scientific event, expressed by the luminaries of Russian science, alongside the young scholars, including a number of foreign guests.
Keywords: Western European influence, Polish musicians, historical treatises, choral culture, the State Institute for Art Studies, international scientific conference, partesnïy (part-song) style, tercet, medieval monody, Russian musical Baroque
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