Professional discussions about the ways of development of Russian folk orchestral performing art on the boundary of the 20th–21st centuries: towards the problem of academic repertoire formation
The actual tendencies connected with development of the Russian folk-instrumental orchestras in our country during the closing quarter of the 20th and the first decades of the 21st centuries are examined in the article. A special attention is devoted to the process of folk orchestral culture academization that reaches a wide scope in the named period and raises numerous discussions in the professional environment. The researcher exposes priority oppositions typical for these discussions and signs them as “folklorised” and “universal academic” tenors of Russian folk instrumentalism. Equally with the various questions of performing art, a significance of repertoire “accents” in the concert programs of contemporary folk orchestras is emphasized. Moreover the most important role of newly created original repertoire for appropriate collectives is ascertained side by side with orchestral arrangements and instrumentations of academic music. In researcher’s opinion, the historicalcultural genesis of orchestra as such predetermines the leading position of the “dialogues” between folk orchestral and symphonic performing art. The noted “dialogues” possibly envelop the extensive diapason of creative interactions to be realized: from distinctive “adaptations” of the symphonic classics (for the spheres of enlightenment or education) to original conversation of the fundamental symphonic principles by the contemporary composers and arrangers to collaborate with folk orchestral collectives now). These tendencies in prospect should be not only favorable to productive renovation of the “main” genre spheres of the folk orchestral academic repertoire but also to be the base for the full-range synthesis of the opposed folk orchestral tenors in the performing art of our country. The concert and pedagogical repertoire of Russian folk orchestras (that is now at the stage of intensive formation) should be the obvious realization of the named organic synthesis.
folk orchestral performing art in Russia, academic musical culture, folk orchestral repertoire on the boundary of the 20th–21sh centuries.
Kopyryulin M. Professional discussions about the ways of development of Russian folk orchestral performing art on the boundary of the 20th–21st centuries: towards the problem of academic repertoire formation // South-Russian Musical Anthology. 2022. No. 1. Pp. 14–25.