About the methods of analysis of folk songs melodic structure

Efanova Anna VI.

The paper deals with the methods of the analysis of folk songs' melodies which have been developing in ethnomusicology since the end of the 19m century. The author gives a brief systematisation of the techniques of melodic analysis which were have already been approved by researchers, and presents the proprietary analytic technique that summarizes the concepts and approaches to the melodic analysis in ethnomusicology, mediaevalism and musicology in general.

French Baroque organ art. Periodization. The categories of "Plein jeu" and "Preluder"

Tchebourkina Marina N.

This paper completes the cycle of publications carried out in the journal «Musicology» in 2011-2012 and devoted to style, aesthetic, theoretical and performing problems of French Baroque organ art.The author proposes a periodization of French Organ art of the 17,h -18 t h centuries, compares its basic categories "Plein jeu" and "preluder" and defines potential for its further development.

Kievan chant psalms in the books of church songs

Kuz'kina Anastasia V.

In this article Kievan chant's features in the Books of Church Songs (Obikhod) from different collections of the second part of the 17th-18th centuries are studied. The questions of typology, structure, genesis of this book are investigated. The problem of attribution of psalms and their melodic and rhythmic structure are rather important. In the analytical category the author compares some psalms.

Maurice Durufle: about some features of the composer''s style

Glazkova Yulia V.

The article discusses the features of style in the music of French organist and composer Maurice Durufle. A special way of the quoting of Gregorian chant, and the interpenetration of the principles of modality and of lateromantic harmony are the originality of his music.

The historical performance "The early reign of Oleg" (1970)

Kovalyova Elena A., Maximova Alexandra Ye.

"The Early Reign of Oleg" is one of the few survived pieces of Russian musical art of the the late 18th century. Some aspects of dramatic and musical material of this work were previously considered by researchers, however it's holistic literary and musical analysis has not yet been realized. This paper presents an attempt to gather information about the history of the work, to summarize the features of compositions, drama and usage of artistic means, and to draw the reader's attention to the music of the great composers of the time of Catherine the Great, Vassily Pashkevich, Giuseppe Sarti and Carlo Canobbio.

The specifics of "the sensitive style" of the 18th century in Germany and aesthetics of "empfindsamkeit"

Kuleshova Alexandra N.

The cult of senses that characterized the 18th century, had its specific in the German culture. The artistic and aesthetic school of "Empfindsamkeit" ("Sensitivity") with its usual complex of problems and objectives had a significant influence on the development of musical style of pre-classical and classical periods. The aesthetic and stylistic system, that was developed within the school, contained preconditions for the formation of classical symphonic dramaturgy's principles.

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