International Musicological Conference and Roundtable Yuri Falik: Metamorphoses of Life and Work dedicated to the memory of Y. A. Falik (1936–2009)

Страна: Россия

Город: St. Petersburg

Тезисы до: 01.12.2019

Даты: 13.12.19 — 15.12.19

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Yuri Alexandrovich Falik (1936-2019) - People's Artist of Russia, internationally renowned composer, orchestral conductor, and a public figure, Professor of Composition and Instrumentation at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. The composer's artistic legacy includes choral, orchestral and chamber instrumental music, several works for musical theater, and a number of sacred works. Many of Falik’s compositions became the staple of the repertoire of many performing ensembles in Russia and abroad, earning him a well-deserved fame.

Y.A. Falik’s colleagues, students, and friends remember him as an artist and intellectual who embraced everything new. At the same time, Falik’s artistic professionalism is deeply rooted in tradition, austerity, and self-discipline. All of these characterize the personality of a great artist, for whom technical considerations were secondary to the embodiment of an artistic concept.

The conference`s title resonates with the title of Falik’s autobiographical book in a form of the dialogues. Organizers of the conference conceived of this forum as a continuation of the dialogue and, simultaneously, as an attempt to comprehend the phenomena of the personality and oœvre of Y. A. Falik within the categories specified by the composer himself.


The Program Committee invites participation of musicologists, composers, performers, music educators, and graduate students, as well as independent scholars and archivists. The presentation topics may include the following:

  • Falik’s work in the context of musical culture of the 20th-21st centuries
  • Falik and the St. Petersburg compositional school
  • The composer`s personality and biography in memoirs of contemporaries, friends, colleagues, and students
  • The work of Y. A. Falik at the intersection of tradition and innovation
  • Main stages of the composer’s creative evolution: the problems of periodization of Falik’s oœvre
  • Falik as composer and performer: The interaction between the two sides of his artistic persona
  • Musical-aesthetic and pedagogical views and principles of Y. A. Falik
  • Falik’s creative methodology and compositional technique  
  • Major themes in the works of Y. A. Falik
  • Falik’s interpretation of a “concert style” concept in works in different genres
  • Orchestral and instrumental chamber music
  • Vocal chamber and choral music
  • Genre paradoxes in Y. A. Falik`s works
  • The role of Russian Silver Age poetry in the composer’s oœvre
  • Falik’s musical theater
  • Performance as interpretation of Y. A. Falik`s music

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