Natalia<br /> Savkina

Natalia
Savkina

  • Ph.D. in Art Studies
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D. in musicology, Associate Professor.
Moscow State Conservatoire
Member of the Russian Composers Society

1989 – Ph.D. Music Art and Science. Thesis: “The Formation of Prokofiev`s Opera Works - “Oundine” and “Maddalene” . Moscow State  Conservatoire.

 

Professional experience

 

Moscow  State  Conservatoire.   Russian  Music  Department.

18th-,  19th-    and   20th-century   Russian   Music   Teacher.

Since 1991 – Associate  Professor.

 

Practical   and   researh   experience

 

Work  in  the  archives  of  Russia,  England, France, Switzerland.

Grant of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of France (research in the National Library of France). 1994.

Grant of the Sorosz Foundation  (research in “The Prokofiev Archive”, London). 1997.

Grant  of  Paul  Sacher  Stiftung  (research  in  Paul  Sacher  Stiftung). 1998.

Bourse de Gouvernement France EGIDE (research in the National Library of France), 2005.

The research investigation on the theme “S.Prokofiev in the materials of  “The Prokofiev Archive” in London(the grant of the Russian Fund for the Humanities).

 

The main publications and other works

 

Author of more than 130 publications. Among them:

Monograph “S.S.Prokofiev”. Published:
Moscow  - 1981,  1982;
Bulgaria  -  1984;
USA  - 1984;
Germany  -  1984,   1993.

Articles  on Sergei Prokofiev, the composers of Russian emigration, on the 20th century  Russian  music   - in the collections of research Moscow  State  Conservatory: 1976, 1977, 1986,1987,1990,1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007; in the  periodicals  “Musical Life” - 1987,1991; “Soviet Music” (“Musical Academy”) – 1990, 1998; “Muzyka”(Poland) - 1993; in the Encyclopaedia “The Golden    Pages of the Russian Emigration” - 1997; in the newspapers (“Izvestia”, “Bolshoi  Theatre”  and others).

 

 

«Why Prokofiev returned to the USSR?»

 

Introduction for the score of “Maddalena” (first edition in Russia),1993.

Introduction for the S.Prokofiev`s “Autobiography”. “Classica-21”. Moscow 2007.

Articles  and  the documents for:  “S.S.Prokofiev.  Diary.  Letters.  Conversations.  Memoirs”. Moscow, 1991;

Monograph “Fiery Angel” by Sergei Prokofiev. From the History of Composition”. Published: Moscow Conservatoire Publishing Centre – 2015

 

Publications in English, German, French, Polish:

 

“Back in the USSR” // Three Oranges Journal (London), 2001, № 1.

“The significance of Christian Science in Prokofiev`s life and work” // Three Oranges Journal (United Kingdom), 2005, № 10.

Some Materials Relating to Prokofiev`s Life Abroad. // Fontes Artis Musicae. Journal of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML). 53/3. July-September 2006. P. 214 – 219.

Opera Sergiusza Prokofjewa “Magdalena”. // Muzuka. Kwartalnik poswiecony historii I teorii muzyki. Polska Akademia nauk. Instytut sztuki. 1993, № 1. S. 69 – 85.

Articles and documents for: Sergei Prokofiev. Beitrage  zum Thema. Dokumente-Interpretationen. Programme. Das Werk”.  Duisburg,1990. 

The article on the Prokofiev`s opera works  in the  booklet for the Prokofiev  Festival   -   London, 1997.

The article about V.Dukelski for the CD booklet. Netherlands Theatre Choir, Residentie Orchestra the Hague, G.Rozhdestvensy conductor. Chandos Records limited.   

Scientific  Conferences Reports   - conferences at  the  Moscow Conservatoire and other,  lectures given in the  Russian concert  halls,  theatres,  univercities,  museums,  the  Russian Parliament.

Papers at the Prokofiev`s All-World Simposiums:  “Neue Wege bei der Erforschung der Biographie Prokofiews. Tagebuch, 13 Januar – 25. Marz 1927. Cologne, 1991.

“Prokofiev and the Christian Science”.Royal Northen College of Music. Manchester, 2003).

TV scenarios:

  • Script for the program about S.Prokofiev`s “Cinderella”; Central TV, 1981;
  • Script for the documentary  film “The Simple-hearted  Man with the Grey Eyes”. Central TV, Moscow,1991.
  • Script for the documentary “Gennadi Rozhdestvensky”; TV channel “Coultura”, 2001.
  • Taking part in the documentary film about Prokofiev  «Verschlossene Heimat» - Germany –France, 1999. 

Articles and sleeve-notes for the compact-discs, concert  and  theatre booklets. Among them – the article for the world premiere of the 1st version of  Prokofiev`s “Gambler”. Bolshoi theatre. Moscow 2001. Artistic director and main conductor G.Rozhdestvensky.

Critical essays on  musical and theatrical life nowadays – in the periodicals. Among them - Password: Rozhdestvensky (Literaturnaia gazeta, 2001, 18-24 July).

e-mail address: nsavkina@mail.ru

Publications:

Author of more than 130 publications. Among them:

  • Monograph “S.S.Prokofiev”. Published: Moscow — 1981, 1982; Bulgaria — 1984; USA — 1984; Germany — 1984, 1993
  • Articles on Sergei Prokofiev, the composers of Russian emigration, on the 20th century Russian  music — in the collections of research Moscow State Conservatory: 1976, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007; in the  periodicals “Musical Life” — 1987, 1991; “Soviet Music” (“Musical Academy”) — 1990, 1998; “Muzyka” (Poland) — 1993; in the Encyclopaedia “The Golden Pages of the Russian Emigration” — 1997; in the newspapers (“Izvestia”, “Bolshoi  Theatre”  and others).
  • Introduction for the score of “Maddalena” (first edition in Russia), 1993.
  • Introduction for the S. Prokofiev`s “Autobiography”. “Classica-21”. Moscow 2007.
  • Articles and the documents for: “S.S.Prokofiev.  Diary.  Letters.  Conversations.  Memoirs”. Moscow, 1991.

    Publications in English, German, French, Polish:

  • “Back in the USSR” // Three Oranges Journal (London), 2001, № 1.
  • “The significance of Christian Science in Prokofiev`s life and work” // Three Oranges Journal (United Kingdom), 2005, № 10.
  • Some Materials Relating to Prokofiev`s Life Abroad. // Fontes Artis Musicae. Journal of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML). 53/3. July-September 2006. P. 214–219.
  • Opera Sergiusza Prokofjewa “Magdalena”. // Muzuka. Kwartalnik poswiecony historii I teorii muzyki. Polska Akademia nauk. Instytut sztuki. 1993, № 1. S. 69–85.
  • Articles and documents for: Sergei Prokofiev. Beitrage  zum Thema. Dokumente-Interpretationen. Programme. Das Werk”.  Duisburg, 1990.
  • The article on the Prokofiev`s opera works in the booklet for the Prokofiev Festival. London, 1997.
  • The article about V. Dukelski for the CD booklet. Netherlands Theatre Choir, Residentie Orchestra the Hague, G.Rozhdestvensy conductor. Chandos Records limited. 
  • Scientific  Conferences Reports — conferences at the Moscow Conservatoire and other, lectures given in the Russian concert halls, theatres, univercities, museums, the  Russian Parliament. Papers at the Prokofiev`s All-World Simposiums:  “Neue Wege bei der Erforschung der Biographie Prokofiews. Tagebuch, 13 Januar — 25. Marz 1927. Cologne, 1991.
  • “Prokofiev and the Christian Science”. Royal Northen College of Music. Manchester, 2003.

TV scenarios:

  • Script for the program about S. Prokofiev`s “Cinderella”. Central TV, 1981;
  • Script for the documentary film “The Simple-hearted Man with the Grey Eyes”. Central TV, Moscow, 1991.
  • Script for the documentary “Gennadi Rozhdestvensky”. TV channel “Coultura”, 2001.

Taking part in the documentary film about Prokofiev «Verschlossene Heimat». Germany — France, 1999.

Articles and sleeve-notes for the compact-discs, concert  and  theatre booklets. Among them — the article for the world premiere of the 1st version of  Prokofiev`s “Gambler”. Bolshoi theatre. Moscow 2001. Artistic director and main conductor G. Rozhdestvensky.

Critical essays on musical and theatrical life nowadays — in the periodicals. Among them — Password: Rozhdestvensky (Literaturnaia gazeta, 2001, 18–24 July).

E-mail:  nsavkina@mail.ru

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