RMU opened an electronic music library
Russian Musical Union opened on its website a unique electronic music library “The Golden Funds of Russian Symphonic and Choral Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries”, thanks to which musicians will have access to rare symphonic and choral works by prominent Russian composers.
The project aimed at preserving and popularizing little-known works of Russian symphonic and choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries, was launched in 2016 at the initiative of Svetlana Tairova, editor-in-chief of the “Composer • Saint Petersburg” Publishing House, member of the Council of Russian Musical Union. Since then, the publishing house, which is a partner of Russian Musical Union in this project, has been doing complex work: textual preparation and a computer set of scores and orchestral voices based on archival manuscripts.
The goals of creating the library are the revival of undeservedly forgotten compositions of the past century, acquaintance with new contemporary composer names, presentation of music that has not been previously published or performed, as well as assistance to professional creative teams in expanding the repertoire.
Currently, the archive of the electronic library contains 7 symphonic and 5 choral scores and score collections. These are the works of Sergei Prokofiev, Alfred Schnittke, Alexander Lokshin, Yuri Falik, Boris Tishchenko, Alexander Raskatov, Gennady Banshchikov, Sergei Slonimsky, Mikhail Antsev, Vyacheslav Bulychev, Nikolai Sidelnikov. The library funds will be regularly updated.
Russian symphonic and choral ensembles can now replenish their repertoire with original, previously unknown works by Russian composers. All musical materials, completely ready for use, are posted on the website of Russian Musical Union in a specially created section: https://rmu-funds.ru/. Access to the materials is provided to Russian Musical Union members free of charge.