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Николаева Е. А. О литургии Николая Корндорфа // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия V: Вопросы истории и теории христианского искусства. 2017. Вып. 25. С. 107-119. DOI: 10.15382/sturV201725.107-119
The traditional genre of the Orthodox liturgy underwent a revival in the 1980s and 1990s, when many Russian composers took an interest in it. The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Nikolai Korndorf (1978) is especially remarkable as it had been written a decade before the offi cial announcement of renaissance in church music and was never performed. The publishing of Liturgy in 2012 is not only a homage to its author but also a fact of recognition of this opus as essential in Korndorf’s creative work. The paper examines the history of the sheet as well as its structural and stylistic features.
sacred genres, Orthodox Church Liturgy, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, new chant, antiphon, sonorism, Nikolai Korndorf

Cholopov Yu., “Staroe slovo – novaya mysl’ ”, in: Idei Yu. Cholopova v XXI veke, 2008, 160-161.
Korndorf N., 2002. “Ya bezuslovno ocshucshayu sebya russkim kompozitorom. Avtobiografi ya c liricheskimi otstupleniyami”, in: Muzykal’naya academia, 2002, 2, 52-64.
Николаева Е. А. Послание миру: о Третьей симфонии Николая Корндорфа // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия V: Вопросы истории и теории христианского искусства. 2018. Вып. 32. С. 132-138. DOI: 10.15382/sturV201832.132-138
In October 2015, the Russian premiere of N. Korndorf’s Third Symphony (1989) took place, which was one of the prominent events in musical circles. The unique design of the score is magnifi cent. The unearthly beauty of the images, depth of the spiritual content, concentration of composition in terms of time and events allows one to call it Korndorf’s opus magnum. The specifi city of the work is conditioned by the employment of the author’s compositional technique of non-repetitive minimalism. This method, connected with the ritual process, creates an integrated and large-scale composition, ensuring its powerful artistic and emotional impact.
Nikolai Korndorf, Third Symphony by Korndorf, symphonies with chorus, minimalism, non-repetitive minimalism, Alexander Lazarev, Moscow Conservatory
  1. Korndorf N. (2002) “Ia bezuslovno oshchushchaiu sebia russkim kompozitorom: Avtobiografi ia s liricheskimi otstupleniiami” [I Absolutely Feel that I am a Russian Composer: Self-Biography with Lyrical Excursuses]. Muzykal'naia akademiia, 2002, vol. 2, pp. 52–64 (in Russian).
  2. Nikolaeva E. (2015) “Nikolai Korndorf: istoriia Liturgii” [“Nikolai Korndorf: History of Liturgy”], in Ezhegodnaia bogoslovskaia konferentsiia PSTGU [Annual Theological Conference of St Tikhon Orthodox University for the Humanities], vol. 25, pp. 355–357 (in Russian).
  3. Nikolaeva E. (2017) “O Liturgii Nikolaia Korndorfa” [“On the Liturgy by Nikolai Korndorf”]. Vestnik PSTGU. Seriia 5: Voprosy istorii i teorii khristianskogo iskusstva, 2017, vol. 25, pp. 107– 119 (in Russian).
Nikolaeva Elena
Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Art Criticism;
Academic Rank: Associate Professor;
Place of work: Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory; 13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Str., Moscow, 125009, Russian Federation;
Post: Associate Professor, Department of Music Theory;
ORCID: 0000-0002-3160-7804;
Email: e-nikola@yandex.ru. *According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.