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The 70th ANNIVERSARY of A. Y. FLIER

O. N. Volkostrelov, A. Ya. Flier. Culture is a program of group adaptive behavior of people. Interview

I. M. Bykhovskaya, O. I. Goryainova. Socialization and inculturation of the individual: a comparative analysis of socially significant practices

G. V. Drach. On cultural variability and social dynamics (referring to the works of A. Ya. Flier)

A.V. Kostina. A. Ya. Flier's concept of culture and its role in the development of Russian cultural studies

 

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IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF HISTORY AND CULTURE (A. Ya. Flier’s Section)

V. M. Rozin. From the culture of modernity to the "post-culture"

N. A. Khrenov. Between america and china: the concept of the "other" in the formation and transformation of russia's civilizational identity (beginning)

 

Analytics:

HIGH ART IN a CULTURE of MODERNITY (E. N. Shapinskaya’s Sectoin)

E. N. Shapinskaya. "Ah, it's not hard to deceive me..." Love games in cyberspace

CULTURAL REFLECTIONS

N. A. Khrenov. Culture and historical memory (beginning)

A. Ya. Flier. Power and culture: self-organization of society according to the model of vertical hierarchy


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Shaninskaya Ekaterina Nikolaevna
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, 
Director of Education in the sphere of Culture, 
Russian Institute for Cultural Research, 
Lykhachev Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage
e-mail: reenash@mail.ru
 
 
Problem of identity crisis in modern art: 
tragedy of Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades and Berg’s Wozzeck 
in the context of contemporary challenges
 
Abstract: The article contains the analysis of two texts belonging to music culture and showing the transition from late romanticism to modernism (music expressionism in this case) in the end of the XIX - beginning of the XX century - operas "Queen of Spades" by P.Tchaikovsky and "Vozzek" by Alban Berg. Both are founded on literary texts belonging to the first half of the XIX century (works by A.S.Poushkin and G.Buchner). It is emphasized that in both cases the discrepancy between the human being and his surroundings are put to the forefront, taking the s shape of madness of the main character ( German and Vozzeck, accordingly). A number of contemporary productions of these works which give big opportunities for different strategies of representation and realization of different approaches, interests and creative ambitions have been analyzed. The author remarks on the demand for these works in contemporary culture and comes to the conclusion that they have become the basis for reflections of the director, performers and spectators/listeners on the problems of our society where the human being becomes insane because of total emptiness of  externally safe and prosperous existence. 
 
Key words: culture, music, modernism, romanticism, expressionism, character, suffering, madness, psychology, representation, interpretation, production  
 
[1] This term has already become a part of research discourse. See: V.Bychkov’s definition (Bychkov V.V. Rhizome ON Nonclassical Aesthetics Book. Moscow: Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Science, 1999), also: Shapinskaya E.N. Discourse of Cultural Studies after Postmodernism // Observatory of culture, № 6, 2010
[2] See: Shapinskaya E.N. Images of Past in Postmodern Culture: Representation or Pastiche? // History – History of Culture – Historical Cultural Studies. Moscow: Sovpadenie, 2013. P. 159-168. 
[3] Canetti E. Georg Büchner // Man of Our Century. Moscow: Progress, 1990. P. 117.
[4] Ibidem. 
[5] Ibidem. P. 118. 
[6] Ibidem. 
[7] http://www.belcanto.ru/wozzeck.html
[8] http://www.belcanto.ru/wozzeck.html
[9] http://www.classicalforum.ru/index.php?topic=4001.0
[10] http://www.belcanto.ru/dama.html
[11] Ibidem. 
[12] http://www.belcanto.ru/dama.html
[13] http://www.rg.ru/2012/01/27/opera.html
[14] Foucault M. Burning Mind // Carl Jung, Michel Foucault. The Matrix of Madness. Moscow: Algorithm, 2013. P.166.
[15] Jung C. Evil Became the Determining Factor in This World. (from "Memories, Dreams, Reflections") // Carl Jung, Michel Foucault. The Matrix of Madness. - Moscow: Algorithm, 2013. P.78
[16] http://www.nearyou.ru/100kartin/100karrt_73.html
[17] Watson Gray F. Edvard Munch (Norwegian artist): Introduction  // Encyclopædia Britannica Online. http://www.britannica.com 
[18] From private conversation with A.E. Orlova 2.11.2013.
[19] http://www.belcanto.ru/wozzeck.html
[20] Freud Z. Disadvantages of Culture // Freud Z. Artist and Fantasy. Moscow: Republic, 1995. P. 305.
[21] Ibidem. 
[22] Foucault M. Burning Mind. P. 168.
[23] Foucault M. Mental Illness and Personality / / St.-Petersburg: Humanitarian Academy, 2009. P.83.
[24] Foucault M. The Insane // Carl Jung, Michel Foucault. The Matrix of Madness. - Moscow: Algorithm, 2013. P.255
[25] Camus A. The Rebell. Moscow: Izdatelstvo Politicheskoi Literatury, 1990. P. 323.
[26] http://libes.ru/306268.read
[27] Jung C. The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. - In Flaming mind, P. 114
[28] http://www.bolshoi.ru/about/press/articles/2012/2312/
[29] http://www.belcanto.ru/wozzeck.html
[30] http://www.bayerische.staatsoper.de/889-ZG9tPWRvbTEmaWQ9MTU1MCZsPWVu-
~spielplan~oper~veranstaltungen~vorstellung.html
[31] http://www.simonkeenlyside.info/index.php/performances/performances-
opera/wozzeck-berg- wozzeck/2013-06-madrid-teatro-real-wozzeck/
[32] Ibidem. 
[33] Canetti E. Ibidem
 
 

 

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