Wilson Center Experts

Linda O’Brien Rothe

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Independent Researcher
Wilson Center Project(s):
Study of the collection of Old Believer Chants owned by Nicholas Schidlovsky
Apr 01, 1984
Apr 01, 1984

Project Summary

Reviews the Molokon repetoire of hymns and palms within the history of Russian music, noting the mechanisms of a conservative oral tradition, linking it to pre-18th century Russian Orthodox znamenny chant. Develops insights by comparing the Molokan chants with surviving znamenny chant. Constructs a segement of Russian peasant life in the late 17th century.