On certain trends in the studies of the twentieth-century music in Europe and in Russia

A situation with regard to the studying of the twentieth-century music in both Russian- and English-speaking musicologists’ works is analyzed in the article. It is emphasized that, in terms of studying this particular trend, Russian musicology has still been staying behind due to political and ideological restrictions of the Soviet period. A survey of some contemporary Russian and foreign researches about the twentieth-century music, as well as that of some important international musicological conferences, is introduced.

the twentieth-century music, music theory in Russia, the English-language musicology, musical historiography, international musicological conferences of today