Chamber Music Anthology

About the project

The Kyiv Avant-Garde anthology is a printed compilation of scores and parts by Ukrainian chamber music composers. 

 
The purpose of the programme is to familiarize the professional audience with the creative achievements of Ukrainian chamber music. 

The publication is distributed among international representatives of the music sector: festivals, key locations, higher education institutions abroad. Works from the anthology are recommended for inclusion in the programmes of concerts to which the Ukrainian Institute is a partner. 

 
Two editions of the anthology were published by the Muzychna Ukraina publishing house commissioned by the Ukrainian Institute. Both editions of the anthology complement each other: they represent important stylistic trends in Ukrainian music of the 60s and 70s. 

Results for 2020:

The anthology “Kyiv Avant-Garde” in 2020 includes scores and parts based on the work of music by composers of the 1960s. 

The printed collection was published with a run of 300 copies in three languages at once: Ukrainian, English, and German. 

The compilation includes works by four Ukrainian composers of the 1960s: Leonid Hrabovsky, Vitalii Hodziatsky, Volodymyr Huba and Volodymyr Zahortsev. 

A large number of works in the anthology were collected from primary sources, and some of them were published for the first time. 
 

Results for 2021:

In 2021, the Ukrainian Institute published the second issue of the Ukrainian Chamber Music Anthology. 

“Ukrainian Chamber Music Anthology: Stankovych. Ishchenko. Bibik” concentrates on the best examples of chamber music of the 70s of the XX century. The printed collection includes scores and parts with works by Ukrainian composers Yevhen Stankovych, Yuriy Ishchenko and Valentyn Bibik. 

The anthology was published in 2021 with a run of 300 copies in three languages: Ukrainian, English and German. The edition consists of two volumes – piano and ensemble. 

Chamber Music Anthology 2021

In 2021, the Ukrainian Institute published the second issue of the “Ukrainian Chamber Music Anthology”. 

“Ukrainian Chamber Music Anthology: Stankovych. Ishchenko. Bibik”  is a printed compilation of scores and parts with the works of Ukrainian composers Yevhen Stankovych, Yuriy Ishchenko, and Valentyn Bibik. The anthology was published in 2021 with a run of 300 copies in three languages: Ukrainian, English and German. The edition consists of two volumes – piano and ensemble. 

 

The second issue of the anthology focuses on the best examples of chamber music of the 70s of the XX century and continues the “Chamber Music Anthology: Kyiv Avant-Garde” 2020.  

Both editions of the anthology complement each other: they represent important stylistic trends in Ukrainian music of the 60s and 70s. Anthologies enrich the repertoire of contemporary musicians with little-known, yet significant and artistically valuable works, which can now be found in the libraries of foreign professional institutions and studied, performed and researched. 

The preface to the anthology reveals a broader musicological, socio-political context of the 70s of the XX century in Ukraine and presents creative portraits of composers. 

The issue  is distributed among international representatives of the music sector: higher education institutions abroad, festivals, key locations. Works from the anthology are recommended for inclusion in the programmes of concerts to which the Ukrainian Institute is a partner. 

The collection was published by the Muzychna Ukraina publishing house commissioned by the Ukrainian Institute. The author of the article is Iryna Tukova. Compiled by Oleksiy Voytenko. 

Chamber Music Anthology 2020

The anthology “Kyiv Avant-Garde”, released in 2020, is a printed compilation of scores and parts, representing the creative heritage of the music of sixties composers for Ukrainian and foreign professional audiences.  

The anthology was published with a run of 300 copies in three languages at once: Ukrainian, English, and German.  

The compilation includes works by four Ukrainian composers of the 1960s: Leonid Hrabovsky, Vitalii Hodziatsky, Volodymyr Huba and Volodymyr Zahortsev. In the 1960s, these artists were among the first in Ukraine who managed to go beyond the Soviet ideologically correct musical style and turn to advanced avant-garde composing techniques and concepts that were actively developed in the work of their Western European colleagues. Their work had a great influence on the formation of the modern composer school in Ukraine. 

“After concerts of Ukrainian music, performers or listeners sometimes ask to share the scores. They say something like: "What else do you have?". The anthology "Kyiv Avant-Garde" is an attempt to get acquainted and interact with Ukrainian music for professionals who are looking for new ideas",

Mykhailo Chedryk, programme manager of the "Music" sector of the Ukrainian Institute, comments.

The edition consists of two volumespiano and ensemble. In addition to the scores, the anthology presents biographies of composers and prefaces that will reveal the broader socio-political context of the 20th century in Ukraine. A large number of works in the anthology were collected from primary sources, and some of them were published for the first time. 

“Academic Ukrainian music was and to this day largely remains terra incognita on the cultural map of the world. There are many reasons for this: the prolonged absence of their own statehood, the tragic fragmentation of the people and lands of Ukraine between the two empires; the colonial status of professional national culture, when all the most valuable achievements are appropriated by the metropolis; the under-realized and still not overcome infection of the Ukrainian musical art with the Russian-oriented “populism complex”, and, consequently, the exclusion of this art from the world cultural process”,

explains Yuriy Chekan, musicologist, doctor of art history.

The publication is distributed among international representatives of the music sector: festivals, key locations, higher education institutions abroad. Works from the anthology are recommended for inclusion in the programmes of concerts to which the Ukrainian Institute is a partner. 

The edition of the anthology was published by the Muzychna Ukraina publishing house commissioned by the Ukrainian Institute.  

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