Wilson Center Experts

Linda O’Brien Rothe

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

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