No. 30 (2021): Music Criticism in Russia and Eastern Europe

Cover pages of the journal Musicology No. 30.

The main theme of the thirtieth issue of the journal Musicology is Music Criticism in Russia and Eastern Europe – In memorial Stuart Campbell (1949–2018).

The main theme of No. 30 opens with a study by Lithuanian-British musicologist Akvilė Stuart on the critical reception of the work of Alexei Stanchinsky, a tragically and prematurely lost Russian avant-garde composer from the early twentieth century, whose innovative compositions divided the critics. One of the consequences of the October Revolution was the emigration of a large number of Russian artists to the West. Svetlana Zvereva, a Russian musicologist active in the United Kingdom, provides a vivid picture of “Russian Dresden” from the 1920s and 1930s in the domains of musical, church and social life. British musicologist Daniel Elphick writes about Boris Asafyev, an important protagonist of Soviet musicology of the 20th century and the author of the famous book Musical Form as a Process. The journal Musicology posthumously publishes one of Stuart Campbell’s final papers which covers the Paris years of Sergei Rachmaninoff. As a tribute to Dr Campbell, his personal bibliography is published along with this article. This main theme was guest-edited by Dr Ivana Medić, Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and an alumnа of the University of Manchester. 

Published: 30.06.2021

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