The Stage Performance Project of B. V. Asafyev’s Orchestral Score for M. P. Mussorgsky’s Opera Khovanshchina
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- Modest Mussorgsky, Boris Asafyev, Pavel Lamm, Khovanshchina, Russian opera
This article is devoted to the history of an unrealized stage performance of B. V. Asafyev’s orchestral score for M. P. Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, and is based on archival documents, stored in The Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, The Russian National Museum of Music, The St. Petersburg Central State Archive of Literature and Art and The Museum of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, most of which have introduced into scholarly discourse for the first time. The circumstances under which the opera was planned to be staged in The State Academic Theatre of Opera And Ballet in Leningrad (today – The Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg) have been studied. The fragments from the reports of the Artistic Council of Opera at The State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet meetings, the Correspondence between B. V. Asafyev and P. A. Lamm, the manuscript “P. A. Lamm. A biography” by O. P. Lamm and other unpublished archival documents are cited. The author comes to the conclusion that most attempts to perform Khovanshchina were hindered by the political ideological constraints of the 1930s, and the existing supposition that Asafyev’s orchestral score was an artistic failure doesn’t find clear affirmation, neither in the historical documents, nor in the existing manuscript of the orchestral score.
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TY - CONF AU - Vasilisa Aleksandrova PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - The Stage Performance Project of B. V. Asafyev’s Orchestral Score for M. P. Mussorgsky’s Opera Khovanshchina BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 336 EP - 341 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.058 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.058 ID - Aleksandrova2020 ER -