S. P. Sakharova and Her School of Accompanist Skill: Looking Through the Sheets of Unpublished Works
The article summarizes and systematizes the pedagogical methods and techniques by the talented Russian teacher Svetlana Pavlovna Sakharova (1936-2011). The valuable provisions of unpublished works by Sakharova are introduced in scientific practice for the first time. These works are “Vocal Chamber Works by Glinka and Dargomyzhsky” (1985) and “Romances by Borodin: a Manual for Accompanying Classes in Music Colledges” (1993). The main issue of the research interest is naturally the fundamental work by S. P. Sakharova “Methodical Recommendations to Work on Chamber and Vocal Pieces in the Accompanying Piano Class (Initial Stage of Training in the Music Colledge)” (1990). The author believes that Sakharova’s methods are in line with modern innovative pedagogy, the strategy of which is not to supply a student with ready-made solutions, but to show the ways of their independent search. The value of these pedagogical methods is based on an equal partnership of singer and accompanist, aimed at the final artistic result. From the point of view by Sakharova, the formation of accompanist’s skills to work with various types of voices is inextricably linked with a holistic reading of the four-line score of a romance, the deep penetration of pianist into the specifics of vocal art, as well as his/her ability to correlate the composer’s idea and his/her own performing intentions with the individual capabilities of a singer. Systematization of pedagogical methods by S. P. Sakharova is of important practical value in the training of students-pianists.
S. P. Sakharova, vocal pedagogy, accompanist, chamber and vocal music.