Pavel Alexeyevich Serebryakov's Performance Art
// PHILHARMONICA. International Music Journal. – 2020. – № 6.
– P. 1-8.
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Abstract: The research subject of this article is the piano art created by Pavel Alexeyevich Serebryakov, a renowned pianist, pedagogue, artist, and director from Leningrad. The objective of this research is to uncover the many-sided activities of this artist. The author considers the performer’s individual style, repertoire preferences, concerts, music, and social activities while paying special attention to particular facts of the great artist’s life, which influenced his performance path. The article also refers to the reviews written by various musical critics, colleagues, and students, as well as Serebryakov’s own views of his performances drawn from autobiographical notes and interviews. Based on the author’s conversation with P.V. Dmitriev, Serebryakov’s grandson, the article reveals the pianist’s methods of individual work with repertoire and some of the peculiarities of his performance thinking. The scientific novelty of the research lies in the fact that it uses rare, previously unpublished archive materials covering Serebryakov’s performance, music, and social activity, including documents from the Serebryakov’s family archive provided by the pianist’s grandson P.V. Dmitriev; materials, reviews, and newspaper articles kept at the Central State Archive of Literature and Arts (fund 214); and audio recordings from materials in the St. Petersburg Conservatory’s sound library of Serebryakov’s conversations with students. This research material can serve as educational and illustrative resources for both young musicians and instructors in specialized music schools.
The Serebryakovs family archive documents provided by Serebryakov’s grandson P.V. Dmitriev
Materials, reviews and newspaper articles kept at the Central State Archive of Literature and Arts (fund 214)
Audio recordings from the sound library of St.Petersburg Conservatory
Materials of Serebryakov’s conversations with students
The research material can be used by young musicians, as well as the pedagogues of special music schools for illustrative and educational purposes.
Keywords: skill, audience, activity, art, performance, music, pianist, Nikolaev, Serebriakov, artist
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