Filaret Kolessa – the founder of the Ukrainian ethnographic musicology: pre-Soviet historiography. Cover Image

ФІЛАРЕТ КОЛЕССА – ОСНОВОПОЛОЖНИК УКРАЇНСЬКОГО ЕТНОГРАФІЧНОГО МУЗИКОЗНАВСТВА: ДОРАДЯНСЬКА ІСТОРІОГРАФІЯ
Filaret Kolessa – the founder of the Ukrainian ethnographic musicology: pre-Soviet historiography.

Author(s): Rostyslav Konta, Mykola Kozlov
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: Filaret Kolessa; musicology; ethnography; ethnology; folklore; pre-revolutionary historiography; Ukrainian folk dumas; Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv;

Summary/Abstract: Purpose of the article. The article covers the problem of research in the pre-revolutionary historiography of the scientific heritage of the famous Ukrainian scientist Filaret Kolessa in the field of Ukrainian ethnographic musicology. Methodology. The principle of historicism and the dialectical approach were used. In accordance with the purpose of the article, methods of historiographic analysis and synthesis, criticism of historiographic sources, problem-chronological, retrospective and comparative methods were widely used. Scientific novelty reveals in the systematization of works, which concern the main fields of musicology activity of Filaret Kolessa: the problem of ethnographic expeditions; the publishing of collections of Ukrainian folk dumas, as well as theoretical developments in the field of Ukrainian ethnographic musicology. Conclusions. The evaluation of the work of Filaret Kolessa as a musicologist in the pre-Soviet period was ambiguous. Some scientists recognized the great merits of the scientist in this field, others – viewed his activities as a manifestation of nationalism and separatism, aimed at finding authentic in Ukrainian folk music.