Some Aspects of Baroque Music Performance: An Examination on Concert and Festival Life of Lviv, Ukraine

Kateryna Cherevko, Oksana Grabovska, Oleksandra Trakalo, Ruslana Kalyn


The purpose of the research is to determine the role, significance, and peculiarities of the performance of Baroque music in Lviv in the context of the development of historically informed performances as one of the leading performing areas of modern times. The methodology consists of a complex of scientific methods: source study, historical, theoretical, comparative, and empirical, which make it possible to identify the specific features of historically informed performance in Lviv. The scientific novelty is determined by the main aspect of the stated theme, its relevance and place in the structure of music theory and performing processes. The problem of the formation of the traditions of historically informed performance is studied based on the activities of well-known Lviv musicians - performers of early music, such as Anna Ivanyushenko, Lyudmila Kapustina, Taras Drak, Bozhena Korchynska, and others, as well as activity of groups "A cappella Leopolis", "Gardarica" and others who actively participate in international festivals of early music not only in Ukraine but also in European countries. For the first time, a panorama of the concert and festival movement of early music in the city of Lviv is outlined, which plays an important role in the formation of traditions of historically informed performance in the works of Lviv musicians and groups. As concluded, an interest in Baroque music of Lviv musicians has contributed to the emergence of a number of festivals and projects where Ukrainian and foreign performers have an opportunity to present works, adhering to the basic principles of historically informed performance. The performances of famous European musicians and conducting several master classes are becoming a significant factor in the formation of the traditions of historical performance in Lviv. The festival and concert life of Lviv and the creative activity of not only individual performers, but also creative groups determine the characteristic trends of the historically informed performance in the city of Lviv, which fully correspond to the leading tendencies of Western European performing arts.

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Musical performance, historically informed performance, musical festivals, concerts, master classes.

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