No 1 (2021)

Contemporary Musicology

Dear Colleagues,
It is the first issue of Contemporary Musicology in 2021. Seasons come and go but the journal is here to stay and grow. We adhere to the well-established research and publication practices. The title of the journal speaks for itself—the contributors are expected to share modern and relevant perspectives on the research agenda with a focus on controversial and, at times, highly debatable issues. New compositions and new findings in archives, a fresh perspective on the familiar things—the papers published in Contemporary Musicology is yet another proof that musicology centres around the personalities of authors, scholars and researchers. This is why we would like to extend our appreciation to all the colleagues who enrich the journal with their thoughts, ideas and research outcomes.

This year Contemporary Musicology is celebrating its fifth publishing season. During the new season the journal will explore musical composition techniques. The journal coordinates one of the major regular research projects of Gnesin Russian Academy of Music—an international conference Musical Composition. This year the conference has taken place for the fourth time. In 2021 it welcomed over 100 scholars from Austria, UK, Italy, Russia, USA and France who gathered to discuss historical aspects of musical forms and techniques. So, this year Contemporary Musicology will publish some of the conference materials as well as other thematically related contributions.

Another topic that stands high on the publishing agenda is the research conducted by young scholars. It is crucial to support young professionals who decided to invest their creativity and talent in the development of musicology. Their contributions include papers that, over the last few years, have won awards at Russian and international competitions of research works. The journal will also publish the best presentations made at research conferences.
                                                              Irina P. Susidko

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Table of Contents

Musical Theatre

Karina I. Zybina

History of Musical Performance

Alexei A. Panov, Ivan V. Rosanoff

Technique of Musical Composition

Larisa L. Gerver
Yulia S. Veksler

History of Music

Natalia I. Degtyareva