Current issue

№ 3—4 (81-82) 2018

Yuri Bocharov (Moscow). Ob epokhe barokko i ejo periodizatsii / About the Baroque era in music and its division into periods (pp. 1–14)

The author defines the most important features of the Baroque era in the history of music and considers various approaches to the division of this era into several periods in historical musicology. He also offers his own option of such division considering not only evolution of music style, but also the most important events of the European history of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Keywords: Western music history; the Baroque era; periodization.


Mikhail Saponov (Moscow). Stilevoj quodlibet ili nachalo puti? Otrocheskie sochinenuja J. S. Bacha v sobranii J. G. Neimeistera / The style quodlibet or the beginning of a career? Youthful works by J. S. Bach in the Neumeister Collection (pp. 15–29)

The author describes early organ chorals of Bach from Neimeister Collecton which was discovered by Chr. Wolff in the Yale University Library (USA). He also provides some biographic information about Johann Gottfried Neumeister (1756–1840) who made this Collection of 82 organ chorales by German baroque composers.

Keywords: J.S. Bach; Neumeister Collection; organ chorales; Baroque music.


Yulia Moskva (Moscow). Neizvestnye fragmenty latinskoj pevcheskoj rukopisi iz Rossijskogo nazional’nogo muzeja muzyki / Unknown fragments of Latine chant manusctipt from The Russian Museum of Musical Culture (pp. 30–37)

Article is devoted to unknown fragments of the musical and liturgical manuscript from the Russian national museum of music in Moscow. The paleographic analysis and studying of the source allowed to establish a type of the whole manuscript book, its contents, structure, origin and age. These fragments were a part the Franciscan full Antiphonary of Officium which was made between 1450 and 1563.

Keywords: The Franciscan Order; formular; antiphoner; sanctorale; reim office; quadrat notation.


Valery Berezin (Moscow). Malaja isrorija v izuchenii Bol’shoj muzyki / La petite histoire in studying of Great music (pp. 38–47)

The traditional history studies the main lines of movement of countries and peoples, international relations, wars, revolutions and similar major events. La petite histoire highlights the details of everyday life and family relationships, daily needs and interests, clarifies the circumstances essential for the life of a group or individual character. The article analyzes the formation and features of the genre of la petite histoire, its methodology, promising for musical and historical research.

Key words: La petite histoire; history of music; methodology of historical musicology.