The Origins of Russian Music: Introduction to the Kondakarian Notation- Revised, Translated and with a Chapter on Relationships b by Constantin FlorosThe Origins of Russian Music: Introduction to the Kondakarian Notation- Revised, Translated and with a Chapter on Relationships b by Constantin Floros

The Origins of Russian Music: Introduction to the Kondakarian Notation- Revised, Translated and…

byConstantin Floros

Hardcover | October 29, 2009

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Five kondakarian manuscripts dating from the 11th to 13th century belong among the oldest witnesses of Russian church music. The Slavonic church texts are accompanied by a peculiar notation which represents the most complex notational system of the European Middle Ages. For centuries this system has been viewed as being undecipherable. In 1962 the author of this book succeeded in deciphering this notation using various methods even though directly compatible Greek sources were unknown at that time. His research appeared in two issues of journal which ceased publication several years ago. After the publication of the first part of this study a Greek philologist discovered in Kastoria (Northern Greece) a unique manuscript with a system of notation similar to that of the Russian kondakaria, confirming there by his research results in a most unexpected and indubitable manner. This path-breaking study has been revised and brought up to date in the present publication. The prominent Russian scholar Yuri Keldysh was of the opinion that «no historian of Russian music would be able to proceed without taking into consideration this study».
The Author: Constantin Floros is professor emeritus of musicology at the University of Hamburg and a prolific writer on diverse subjects. Among his monographs are three volumes on the origine of Gregorian neumes (Universale Neumenkunde, 1970), as well as books on the semantic meaning of the symphony, and on, among other composers, Beet...
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Title:The Origins of Russian Music: Introduction to the Kondakarian Notation- Revised, Translated and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2009Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Historical Conspectus of Russian Church Music – Deciphering Kondakarian Notation – The Notation of the Paleobyzantine and Old Slavic Psaltikon – The Relationship of the Notation of the Asmatikon to Kondakarian Notation – Relationships between Latin, Byzantine and Slavonic Church Music in the Early and High Middle Ages by Neil Moran – Recent Publications on Kondakarian Notation.