Mel'gunov Julius N.( Music Writer)
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Biography Mel'gunov Julius N.
(1846 - 1893). After graduating from the course in the Alexander Lyceum, attended the Moscow Conservatory. Together with Professor Rood. Westphal issued a "Ten Fugues for Piano II-C. Bach "(3rd ed., Moscow, 1885), with a foreword Melgunov:" On the rhythmic performance of Bach fugues ". Main work Melgunov - "Russian songs, recorded directly from the votes of the people" (2 no., The first involving Klenovskaya, second - PI. Blaramberga), with an extensive preface to the first issue (1879), which first expressed an original look at the structure of Russian folk music, and those laws and characteristics of this system. According Melgunov in Russian folk music, the choir is made up of individual tunes (henchmen) to each of the participating votes is entirely separate from other. Thus, every voice choir is a variation of the main melody songs, but a combination of individual variation gives the general harmony, unison is heard only in the beginning and end of the song or rhythmic Division. To all almost choral songs included in the collection Melgunov options, joint implementation and which is the natural harmony; latest offer piano transcriptions Melgunov. Compiled a textbook of rhythm published in the Proceedings of the Society of Naturalists, ethnography (t. III). In "Ethnographic Review" (kn. VI) Mel'gunov published an article: "On the question of Russian folk music", in "Proceedings of the Ethnographic Department", t. XI, No.. 1 them edit Vologda songs collected by M. Kuklin. - See. "Ethnographic Review" (1893, book. 1).