The Musical Oeuvres of Georgy Sviridov

Keywords: Sviridov’s musical legacy, evolution, foundational principles, stylistic features.


The previous issues of the journal featured
publications of lectures about such outstanding
20th century Russian composers as Sergei
Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev,
Nikolai Myaskovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich
and Aram Khachaturian. This series
is continued with a lecture about the music
of Georgy Sviridov. After a general
characterization of his musical legacy
(in the preamble), the respective sections
of the first part of the lecture (The Musical
Oeuvres of Sviridov in the Mid-20th Century,
The Musical Oeuvres of Sviridov in the 1960s
and 1970s, the Late Oeuvres of Sviridov)
examines the foundational principles
of the composer’s vivid individual style
and evaluates the significance of his
contribution to the treasury of Russian art
of the middle and second half of the 20th
century. During the exposition of the lecture
fragments of his musical compositions
are presented for analysis in performances
recommended by the author, in their sum,
providing a perspective of the most substantial
aspects of Sviridov’s musical legacy.

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