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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scores of Soviet musicians will combine into an electronic database

The works of Soviet musicians, preserved only in manuscripts, be transferred to the electronic version and provide an opportunity to use the discs to the library of the national concert organizations.

photo: Mikhail Kovalev

As told “MK” in the Russian musical Alliance (RMS), currently has two goals — to find and preserve the masterpieces of Russian Symphony music composers of the twentieth century, including the works of artists who in the Soviet period were subjected to persecution, and the second is free to provide the orchestras prepared musical material. Now the artists can’t perform many vibrant works, because they were not printed in Soviet times. And there are manuscripts left by composers that are in poor condition, or only exist in family archives of the authors.

So, thanks to the Alliance project calledGolden Fund of Russian symphonic music. XX – XXI Vek” many “forgotten” works now will include in the e-library. By the way, to use it Russian bands free. But at the same time, living composers and to the heirs of authors who died less than 70 years ago, rely on the law of royalties for public performance of compositions.

The first batch of scores will be released by the end of 2016. It will include 10 Symphony of Nikolai Myaskovsky, the 1st Symphony by Alexander Lokshin, concert Vsevolod Zaderzhka, “Dante-Symphony of Boris Tishchenko and the Concerto for flute by Andrei Eshpai.

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