From the Archive of Valeria Tsenova
Doctor of Fine Arts, Professor of the Music Theory Department of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. Currently, she conducts a special course “Musical form,” participates in collective courses “Musical theoretical systems,” “Theory of modern composition,” and supervises diploma and dissertation research. Her research interests include the evolution of musical form. Author of scientific and methodological works: “Form in Music of the 17–20th centuries” (1998, 2003), “Gregorian Chant” (1997, 2008, with Yu. Kholopov and Yu. Moskva), “Songs of Medieval Europe” (2007, with Yu. Stolyarova), “Renaissance songs” (2007, with E. Bedush), “Medieval and Renaissance Dances: Music in Motion” (2018, with O. Zubova), “Harmony for Beginners” (2011, 2018). Participant of collective projects: “Theory of Modern Composition” (2005), “Musical Theoretical Systems” (2008, with Yu. Kholopov, V. Tsenova, and others). Engaged in the publication of archival materials of Yu. Kholopov.
The publication of archival materials prepared and commented by T. S. Kyuregyan is dedicated to the anniversary of V. S. Tsenova (1960–2007), an outstanding Russian musicologist, a specialist in modern composition, and a connoisseur of E. V. Denisov’s work. From her student years when developing a scientific base for a monograph about the composer (written later together with her supervisor Yu. N. Kholopov), the young Tsenova communicated with Denisov (she studied in the Conservatory at his class of instrumentation and reading scores), with his mother A. I. Titova; with her support she established relations with Professor Z. I. Klementiev, who taught Denisov mathematical disciplines at Tomsk University. Klementiev’s memoirs of the autumn of 1984, as well as Denisov’s three letters from Karelia written in the summer of the same year are published in the full version for the first time.