The Worship to the Arts the exhibition is taking place from January 15 to February 26 in the Music and Audiovisual Documents Reading Room (room 305). The exhibition is dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Alexander Serov (1820–1871).
“His whole life was the worship to the arts, and he sacrificed everything else to it ...”
A. Serov is a famous music critic, composer and educator. The characteristic features of his creative work are reflected in a variety of music phenomena of the last third of the XIX - the first third of the XX century. Serov’s musical arsenal includes orchestral, instrumental, choral, vocal works, music for dramatic performances, cantatas and operas.
The musical and critical heritage of the composer is of great value. He gave subtle and insightful assessments of the mastery of the performers by analyzing musical works performed on the concert and opera stages. In his critical articles, Serov covered the works of Mozart, Gluck, Weber, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, Rossini, Spontini and several other composers. The Memoirs about Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka's book i at a special place in his literary legacy.
A major part of the works by Alexander Serov are dedicated to the problems of opera. He stubbornly strove in his own way to create new types of opera that would meet the artistic ideals of the time by developing the traditions of the great predecessors and using the individual achievements of the outstanding contemporary opera composers of the West.
The exhibition presents the collections of folk choirs and choral scenes from the three operas Judith, Rogneda, and The Enemy Force, selected arias and romances, as well as numerous analytical articles by the composer.
The exposition is supplemented by materials on A. Serov's life and work.
The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Admission is by library card or by the ticket of the library's social and cultural center.
For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 52
Special Collections Service Department