Konstantin Zenkin

Prof. Konstantin Zenkin, D.A.

Vice-Rector on Scientific Work of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory

Methodological Specificities of Music Studies: through the works of Russian Scholars

Abstract
Both the structure of music science in its historical development and the research methods that were applied within its frameworks are considered through the works of such major Russian theorists, historians and philosophers of music as Boleslav Yavorsky, Alexey Losev, Boris Asafʼyev, and others. A necessity to realize the specificity of the approach of the humanities, especially in the art studies, is stressed for the sake of using historical and hermeneutical research methods in a thoughtful manner.