Music Press-1917: Peripeteias in the Editorial Policy of the Muzykalny Sovremennik Magazine


The purpose of this article is to reveal the publication features and editorial policy of musical editions in 1917 using the example of the Muzykalny Sovremennik magazine which editor-in-chief was A. N. Rimsky-Korsakov. On the materials of the musical press it is possible to track the opposition of innovative and academic views in art against the background of a revolutionary situation in the society. The ego-documents (for example, personal correspondence of B. V. Asafyev as the author of different musical editions of that time and A. N. Rimsky-Korsakov as an editor) allows us to create a more detailed picture.



B. V. Asafyev, A. N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Muzykalny Sovremennik magazine, musical journalism, revolution, the year 1917.