Mikhail Evgenievich Tarakanov (on the occasion of his 90th birthday)

Egorova Tatyana K.

The article is timed to the 90th anniversary of Doctor of Arts, Professor Mikhail Evgenievich Tarakanov. He entered the Russian musicology as an outstanding specialist in the field of contemporary music and music theater, a well-known teacher who trained several dozen candidates and doctors of art history, both an authoritative musician and public figure in our country and abroad, as well as a researcher who put forward and scientifically substantiated the idea "phonosphere", which was perceived and picked up by scientists around the world. The purpose of this article is to recall the merits and to pay tribute to the sincere respect and memory of Teacher and one of the brightest and most talented scientists in the history of musicology of the past, but still so close XX century.

Musical and ethnographic complex religious practices of Circassians (Adyghe)

Gucheva Andzhela V.

In article the musical and ethnographic complex of religious practices of Circassians (Adyghe) as the independent local and regional system of traditional musical culture of Circassians (Adyghe) is considered. The main stable signs of the specified system which treat are revealed: a) structure of genres; b) authentic genres and their interrelation with a ceremony. Results of the research which has defined stable signs in scoring of a ceremony, type of composition and dramatic art of a musical and ethnographic complex are given.

Overcoat" by N.V. Gogol. Two interpretation of one of the plot

Bakshi Lyudmila S.

In article are considered different types of musical and scenic dramatic art on the example of two works of the composer Alexander Baksha on the story by N.V. Gogol "Overcoat" which are created in collaboration with the director Valery Fokin ("Overcoat" in Sovremennik theater) and the director of animation cinema Yury Norstein ("Dialogue with Yury Norstein about Gogol «Overcoat»"). In the context of intensive updating of theater of the end XX - the beginning of the XXI centuries, in these works search of new ratios visual, verbal and musical is noticeable.

"Russian Quartet" in the mirror of the documents of the Russian Musical Society and the Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich’s personal diary (1870-1884)

Moiseev Grigory A.

The relevance of the study and its scientific novelty are determined by the fact that in this article for the first time the activities of the «Russian Quartet» were analyzed in detail on the basis of previously unknown archival documents. «Russian Quartet» was one of the St. Petersburg string ensembles of the last quarter of the 19th century, distinguished by the peculiarity of the artistic appearance and repertoire. The emergence of the «Russian Quartet» showed a new situation with a musical education in Russia: the St. Petersburg Conservatory’s young alumni were its participants. The article provides corrected factual knowledge about this ensemble. The names of its real initiators as well as its august patron's name are established. The status of the «Russian Quartet» which was created as a collective under the aegis of the Russian Musical Society has been clarified. This article is showed the concert space (including the Winter and Marble Palaces) where quartet performances were took places. Besides this article are showed quartet’s collaboration with contemporary composers and music organizations (including the Petersburg Society of Quartet Music).

The archive of Leningrad association for contemporary music as historiographical phenomenon

Kovnatskaya Ludmila G.

Voluntary musicians society consisting of composers, musicologists, critics, teachers and musicians was known as Leningrad association for contemporary music. It played important role in the cultural history of the city and the country in the 1920s. This association united many musicians who become prominently famous figures in the later years. Nevertheless, until recently musicologists did not have historical documents that would help reconstruct association's activities. At the moment these documents have been found, deciphered, recovered and put into chronological order. Only after that it became possible to seriously consider the notion of LACM archives.

The light way of Zalimhan Dyshekov

Thagazitov Yuri M.

The article is dedicated to the famous Kabardian songwriter and compositor Zalimhan Dyshekov. A brief description of the best works of Zalimhan Dyshekov, which underlies the development of the national poetic and musical culture of the Kabardians, is given. The author analyzes the most popular songs of the author «The Bright Way» and «Morning Dance», on the basis of which the originality of poetry and creativity of Z. Dyshekov is built. The author of the article also examines the role and place of Z. Dyshekov within the framework of the evolution of creative individuality and the national historical and cultural process.

Wojciech Kilar: issues of evolution and periodization of creativity

Maciejewska Elizaveta S.

The article is devoted to the issues of the evolution of creativity of the outstanding Polish composer Wojcicech Kilar (1932- 2013). There are reflected the leading trends of development Polish music of the second half of the XXth century in his creativity. The key stylistic aspects of the composer's heritage and characteristic of the main works are describe in this article. Author offers his own version of periodization of the composer's creative pathway. This problem has not still received sufficient coverage in the domestic and Polish musicology literature.

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