International Scientific and Practical Conference “Origins. Truth. Art”, dedicated to the Modest Mussorgsky 180th anniversary
(Velikie Luki – Naumovo village, March 15–17, 2019)
We invite you to take part in the International scientific-practical conference “Origins. Truth. Art” dedicated to the 180th anniversary of the birth of Modest Mussorgsky. The conference is a joint project of the Russian Institute for the History of Arts, Modest Mussorgsky Memorial Museum-Estate, Velikie Luki City Center for the aesthetical education and is held with the support of the Administration of the Pskov Region, as well as the Culture Committee of the Administration of the City of Velikie Luki.
In 2014, Modest Mussorgsky 175th anniversarial International Conference was held with the participation of the Russian Institute for the History of Arts and Velikie Luki City Center for the aesthetical education. In 1989, composer’ 150th anniversarial International Scientific Conference was held in Velikie Luki.
The scientific program of the third jubilee conference in the composer’s homeland traditionally includes a wide range of issues. Special attention will be paid to topics related the preservation of the composer’ creative heritage, the analysis of contemporary opera-production and performing practice, the identification of regional specifics in the work of Modest Mussorgsky. A separate focus of the conference will be a discussion of the prospects for the Russian composer’ memorial museums development. During the conference the exposition of the winners of the Second International Competition “Pictures from the Exhibition”, dedicated to the 180th anniversary of M. P. Mussorgsky will be opened, as well as performances by soloists and groups of the Philharmonic of Velikie Luki.
The conference is held March 15–17, 2019 at the Velikie Luki City Center for the aesthetical education (12 Botvin Str.) And at the Modest Mussorgsky Memorial Museum-Estate (Pskov Region, Kuninsky District, Naumovo Village, 5, Museum Str.).
Applications for participation in the conference are accepted until February 20, 2019 by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with the designation of the conference name in the subject line. The application form see in the appendix. The inclusion of the report in the conference program will be announced no later than February 28.
According to the results of the conference, it is planned to publish a collection of articles (“M.P. Mussorgsky: Origins. Truth. Art. Vol. 2), which will be placed in the system of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI). The deadline for submission of materials for publication is March 31, 2019. The requirement for the articles – up to 20,000 characters. Footnotes and notes page by page. A numbered list of references is drawn up at the end of the article in alphabetical order. References to the literature are given through a colon in square brackets: the first digit is the edition, the second is the page number [2: 68]. Examples of the articles can be viewed at the link to the edition of the first edition of the series Comparative Art Studies – XXI Century:
http://artcenter.ru/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ Comparative Artwork 1.pdf
Nonresident conference participants are provided with free accommodation at the hotel, meals and transportation to the Modest Mussorgsky Memorial Museum-Estate. Travel to the city of Velikie Luki and back – due to the directing side.
The organizing committee
Igor Vladimirovich Macievskiy – composer, organologist, head of the Organology Department of the Russian Institute for the History of Arts, doctor of art history, professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the IIA UN, Honored Artist of Ukraine and Poland (St. Petersburg).
Olga Viktorovna Kolganova, PhD, Researcher at the Organology Department of the Russian Institute for the History of Arts (St. Petersburg)
Natalia Anatolievna Plekhanova – Director of MBU DO Velikie Luki City Center for the aesthetical education (Pskov Region, Velikie Luki)
Lydia Dmitrievna Nikolaeva – Director of the Modest Mussorgsky Memorial Museum-Estate (Pskov Region, Kuninsky District, Naumovo Village)
Annex. Application form
Contacts: e-mail, phone number
Place of work
Self-Information: Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov – musicologist (film critic, artist), doctor of art history, professor of the Theory and Cultural History Department of the Russian State Pedagogical University. A.I. Herzen, member of the Union of Composers of the Russian Federation, Honored Worker of Science and Education (St. Petersburg).
The topic of the report (messages, presentations, speeches).
Abstract of the report (to 150 words).