Zenkin Konstantin

Prof. Konstantin Zenkin, D.A.

Vice-Rector on Scientific Work of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory

Register of Our Delusions (conversations and reflections concerning Russian musicology, presenter — A. A. Amrakhova)

Prominent Russian musicologists L. O. Akopyan, M. A. Saponov, R. A. Nassonov and K. V. Zenkin in their conversations with A. A. Amrakhova discuss the problems that are topical for contemporary musicology in Russia: the special musicological methods of research, the latest trends in humanitarian methodology, the discrepancy of the classical analytical apparatus with contemporary musical art. In an attempt to answer the question “What theories and ideas deserve today a serious reassessment?” — a “register of our delusions” is created.

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

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.