Nedospasova Anna P.
The article illustrates the history of Swedish military music of Baroque era, describes its basic tendencies, instruments, functions and activity of military musicians. The unique finding of the last years is the manuscript of Charles XII oboist Gustav Blidstroem, a source before unknown to the Russian side.
Galina Gulnaz S.
In the paper the author examines the influence of the Bashkir national chant style uzun-kyuy on the forming of the vocal forms of national operas and its relation to European opera melody.
Zondereger Anna A.
The paper entightens the history of personal contacts between D.D. Shostakovich and I.E. Babel, the evidences of their mutual interest and inclination to each other. Some parallels between the artists, the attitudes based on a generality, and also an example of influence of the writer on the composer come to light. The selected research perspective has allowed the author to bring specifications in Shostakovich's biography and in some settled conceptions concerning the evolution of his art.
Plotnikova Natalia Y.
The paper is concerned with the Catherine I coronation's music which included bell-ringing, military and secular orchestral music, church singing. The author gives special attention to the coronation singing manuscript, its structure, the musical style, the relationship between hymns, liturgy and ceremony of coronation, gives new information about Ivan Michailovich Protopopov, the author of coronation hymns.
Muratalieva Sufiya G.
The paper studies the problem of the legality of awarding the son of J. S. Bach - Carl Philipp Emanuel with the title «the great» by his contemporaries. On the background of the rich multi-genre heritage of the composer the author notes his contribution to the genre of clavier sonata and piano playing, and some features of his little-known sonatas.
Tchebourkina Marina N.
The «Rational concepb, based on the ideas of «method» and «order», is one of the most important French Baroque categories. Formulated by Rene Descartes in his «Discourse on the Methods (1637), it proves to be initial point of «Reason» and «Enlightenment» ideas in France during the 17th and 18m centuries.This article, which is the second one in the cycle about fundamental categories of French Baroque organ, is devoted to analysis of Descartes' conception, evolution of rationalism in the 18th century and revelation of its principles in French organ art.
Kabalevskaya Yaroslava A.
The paper describes Hector Berlioz's musical - theatrical work - melologue «Lelio, or Returning to life», being continuation and end of his «Fantastic symphony*. The author reveals the history of creation of the composition, analyzes features of dramatic art, word and music interaction, notices that «Lelio» was an important stage in Berlioz's creative evolution, prepared that merge of lines drama, opera and symphonic genres, which was carried out in «a drama symphony*«Romeo and Juliette», in «a drama legend» «Faust's Condemnation* and other products of the composer.