Theoretical Foundations of Romanticism Research in the Art Studies of the 20th – 21st Centuries: Ukrainian Perspective

Olha Lihus


In the globalization era characterized by the fusion of cultural traditions of different nations, there is an alternative tendency within the humanities: the increasing focus on the problem of national-stylistic specificity of the past and present artistic phenomena. Romanticism – an artistic style that dominated the European culture in the period of 19th – the beginning of the 20th centuries that inspired the freedom of national spirit’s expression and artists’ interest in folklore and historical past of their nation is a demonstrative example of such phenomena. The article deals with the historiographical aspect of Romanticism research in the humanities (in particular, philosophical, cultural, musicology, and literature studies) basing on the works of European, American, Russian, and Ukrainian scholars of the 20th – 21st centuries. Much attention is given to the musicological conceptions of Romanticism that are considered in the broad context of the interdisciplinary field of Romantic historiography. Moreover, the analysis and evaluation of the scientific achievements of the Ukrainian scholars that examine this topic hold a valuable place in the research’s presentation. Basing on the analysis of these works, the causes of multiple interpretations of Romanticism are defined and their representatives’ common grounds are specified: the consideration of Romanticism as a multidimensional category, recognition of Romanticism’s national versions in different European cultures, perception of Romanticism as a dynamic system of multidirectional tendencies. Finally, the contemporary approaches in the Romanticism research are outlined.

Anahtar Kelimeler

Romanticism, romantic era, romantic style, Romanticism in literature, musical Romanticism, romantic art, aesthetics of Romanticism.

Tam Metin:

PDF (English)


Berdyaev, N. (1990). Sud’ba Rossii [Russia’s destiny]. МGU Press.

Berkovskii, N. (2002). Lektsii i stat'i po zarubezhnoi literature [Lectures and articles in foreign literature]. Azbuka-klassika.

Blume, F. (2004). Romantika. In I. Semenov (Ed. And Trans.), Epokhy istorii muzyky v okremykh vykladakh (рр. 124–188) [Romance. Epoch of the history of music in separate writings]. Budivelnyk.

Bovsunivska, T. (1997). Fenomen ukrainskoho romantyzmu [Phenomenon of Ukrainian Romanticism]. Polihrafist.

Chyzhevskyi, D. (1956). Istoriia ukrainskoi literatury [The history of Ukrainian literature]. New York.

Dahlhaus, C. (1989). Nineteenth-century music. (J. Bradford Robinson, Trans.). University of California Press.

Einstein, A. (1947). Music in the Romantic era. J. M. Dent & Sons LTD.

Hrushevskyi, M. (2008). Iliustrovana Istoriia Ukrainy z dodatkamy ta dopovnenniamy [Illustrated history of Ukraine with attachments and addings]. TOV VKF “BAO”.

Iudkin-Ripun, I. (2001). Kultura romantyky [The culture of Romanticism]. N.p.

Kornіi, L. (2001). Istoriia ukrainskoi muzyky: XIX st. (T. 3) [The History of Ukrainian Music: 19th century (Vol. 3.)]. M.P. Kots’ Press.

Kudryashov, A. (2010). A theory of the musical content. Artistic ideas of the European music of the 17th-20th centuries. Lan’: Planeta muzyki.

Kyianovska, L. (2000). Style evolution of the Galician musical culture of the 20th – 21st cen. Aston.

Lang, P. (1941). Music in Western civilization. W.W.Norton & Company Inc.

Liudkevych S. (1999). M.V. Lysenko iak tvorets ukrainskoi natsionalnoi muzyky [M. Lysenko as a founder of Ukrainian national music]. In Z. Shtunder (Ed.), Doslidzhennia, statti, retsenzii, vystupy (pp. 287–294) [Research, articles, reviews, reports]. Dyvosvit.

Lowell J. R. (1896). Our literature. Prose works (Vol. 6). Boston.

Malaniuk, Y. (1997). Knyha sposterezhen [A book of observations]. Dnipro.

Mikhailov, A. (1991). Romantizm [Romanticism]. Muzykal'naya zhizn' [Musical life] 5, 20–23.

Mikhailov, M. (1990). Etyudy o stile v muzyke: stat'i i fragmenty [Essays about style in music: articles and fragments]. Muzyka.

Naienko, M. (2000). Romantychnyi epos: Efekt romantyzmu i ukrainska literatura [Romantic epos: the effect of Romanticism and Ukrainian literature]. Prosvita.

Palasiuk, M. (2001). Idei nimetskoho romantyzmu v ukrainskii dukhovnii kulturi [Ideas of German Romanticism in Ukrainian spiritual culture] [Doctoral dissertation]. LNU im. I. Franka.

Pauls, H. (2014). Two centuries in one. Musical Romanticism and the twentieth-century. [Doctoral dissertation]. Rostock University of Music and Theatre.

Pederson, S. (2014). Romanticism/anti-romanticism. In Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Perspectives (pp. 170–187). Routledge.

Sherekh, I. (1998). Navkolo Shevchenka [Around Shevchenko]. In V. Shevchuk (Ed.), Porohy i zaporizhzhia. Literatura. Mystetstvo. Ideolohii (Vol. 3, pp. 14–104) [Rapids and beyond. Literature. Art. Ideologies.]. Folio.

Taruskin, R. (2005). The Oxford history of Western music. Oxford University Press.

Tsuker, A. (1998). Romantizm i muzykal'noe iskusstvo [Romanticism and music art]. Muzykal'nyi mir romantizma: ot proshlogo k budushchemu (pp. 6–9) [Musical world of Romanticism: from past to future]. Scientific conference materials.

Vanslov, V. (1966). Estetika romantizma [Aesthetics of Romanticism]. Iskusstvo,

Vyazemskii, P. (1984). Estetika i literaturnaia kritika [Aesthetics and Literature Criticism]. Iskusstvo.

Yavorskii, B. (1987). Izbrannye trudy (T. 2., Ch. 1). [Selected works (Vol. 2, P. 1).]. Sovetskii Kompozitor.

Zenkin, K., & Zhabinskii, K. (2001). “Romantizm kak istoriko-kul'turnyi perevorot” [Romanticism as a historical-cultural transformational change]. Muzyka v prostranstve kul'tury 1, pp. 8–28.

Zenkin, K. V. (2019). Fortepiannaya miniatyura i puti razvitiya muzykal'nogo romantizma [Piano miniature and ways of the development of musical Romanticism]. Yurait.

Zen'kovskii, V. (2005). Russkie mysliteli i Evropa [Russian thinkers and Europe]. Respublika.



  • Şu halde refbacks yoktur.

Telif Hakkı (c) 2020 Journal of History Culture and Art Research

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.