Dobzhanskaya Oksana E.

Associate Professor of the Department of Culturology and Art, Professor of the Department of Art History of the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts

e-mail: dobzhanskaya@list.ru

From Heroic Epic Olonkho — to Opera and Film Music (the Stages of Development of the Music of Yakut Composers)

Abstract

The article considers the role of the national musical culture of Sakha in the formation and development of classical music of Yakutia in the 20th – 21st centuries. The author offers the periodization of the Yakut composers' music, traces the connections between folk music and classical music at all stages of development. A special attention is paid to the preparatory phase (1930s — mid 1940s), within which the values of Sakha musical folklore were transmitted to the classical musical culture.