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T. Batagova

Composer’s folklorism as a factor of development as applied to musical professionalism in North Ossetia of the 1920–1930s

The article elucidates insufficiently known explored pages of academic musical culture history of North Ossetia in the 1920–1930s. The separate shoots of composer’s folklorism resting upon the peculiar system of an artist and folklore relationships, were observed in the Ossetic musical culture of the mentioned tradition as far back as pre-October period, when the first attempts of studying, recording and arrangements of national song and instrumental folklore were made. In the first years of Soviet power, at the dawn of cultural building, the folklore arrangement was taken by Ossetic musicians as the best model of the author’s creative work, by means of which the European musical and artistic forms were assimilated. In the author’s opinion the significant phenomenon was «the musical-ethnographic comprehending» of cultural originality with respect to their native land. This process involved almost all the professional musicians of North Ossetia during the 1920–1930s. Moreover the composers P. Mamulov, B. Galaev, A. Alikov, E. Kolesnikov, A. Totiev and T. Kokoity combined research interests and collecting work with composing of music, performing, organizational and teaching activities. It was favoured making a solid foundation for the further development of national professional music art.

Key words

composers of North Ossetia, Ossetic folklore, folklore arrangement, composer’s folklorism.