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General research interests
Music in Russia in various historical periods. Apart from the medieval hymn tradition, for instance Modest Mussorgskij’s historical operas, Sergej Rachmaninov’s vesper mass, Dmitrij Šostakovič, Alfred Schnittke, Sofija Gubajdulina, and the Estonian compositor Arvo Pärt and his tintinnabuli aesthetic.
The historiography of Russian music.
The artistic synthesis around 1900 and its possible culture historical background.
The slavophile movement in the latter half of the 19th century.
Furthermore, I have dealt with the medieval French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut and the Austrian composer Anton Webern and his application of compositional techniques from Renaissance composers in combination with twelve tone technique and symmetrical thinking as the fundament for the music’s sound and melody.
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