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Hypotheses:

ANTHROPOLOGY OF CULTURE

A. Ya. Flier. Culture of a cultured person



Discussions:

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

N. A. Khrenov. Revolution and culture: desacralization of revolution in Russian cinema at the turn of XX-XXI centuries (ending)

N. A. Khrenov. Desacralization of the Russian revolution of 1917 as a problem of today: Gorky's novel "the Life of Klim Samgin" in this perspective (ending)

 

Analytics:

HIGH ART IN A CULTURE OF MODERNITY (E. N. Shapinskaya’s Section)

E. N. Shapinskaya. Relations between culture and society in theoretical reflection: from the history of cultural thought

E. N. Shapinskaya. The existential Other: reflections and representations

CULTURAL REFLECTIONS

N. A. Khrenov. Culture and play: activation of the gaming instinct in the era of transition from the middle ages to Imperial Russia (continued)

A. N. Kovalev. Divine proportion in search of the Renaissance (ending)

V. G. Vlasov, N. Yu. Lukina. New stanzas. Philologist and art critic discussion: symptoms of genius

REPUBLICATION

A. Ya. Flier. The birth of the temple: the experience of human self-determination in time (ending)

 

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REVIEWS, MESSAGES, MATERIALS

A. P. Markov. Postmodern civilization: symptoms of spiritual crisis. Some results of the XIX international Likhachev readings


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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. 
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[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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