Marina Ritzarev (Rytsareva)

Bar-Ilan University
Principal Associate Researcher 

The higher doctorate (doctorat d'État), Kiev Conservatory, 1989. 
Ph.D., St. Petersburg Conservatory, 1973. 
Musicologist with special interest in eighteenth-century Russian music; twentieth-century Russian and Jewish music; music and social anthropology.

PRINCIPAL BOOKS include Eighteenth-Century Russian Music (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006);  Sacred Concerto in Russia of the Late Eighteenth Century (in Russian, St. Petersburg: Compozitor, 2006); Music and Me (in Russian Moscow: Muzyka, 1994, 1998, 2nd ed.); The Composer Sergei Slonimsky  (in Russian, St. Petersburg: Compozitor, 1991); The Composer M.S. Berezovsky (in Russian Leningrad: Muzyka, 1983); Rachmaninoff Autographs in the Archives of the State Central Glinka Museum of Musical Culture (in Russian Moscow: Sovetsky compozitor, 1980); The Composer D. Bortniansky (in Russian, St. Petersburg; Muzyka, 1979). 


PRINCIPAL ARTICLES include “One personality and several identities of the émigré composer Josef Bardanashvili”, in Composer and his Environment, Ed. D. Petrovich. Institute of Musicology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Matica srpska. Belgrade – Novi Sad. In press; “The Augmented Second, Chagall’s Silhouettes and the Six-Pointed Star”, in Musica Judaica, vol. XVIII, 5766, 2005-2006, pp. 43-69; “Vladimir Propp’s theory of the fairy tale: Its relation to sonata form”, in Music and the Arts, Proceedings from ICMS 7. Ed. by Eero Tarasti, Paul Forsell and Richard Littlefield (Acta Semiotica Fennica XXIII, Approaches to Musical Semiotics 10). Helsinki: International Semiotics Institute, Hakapaino, 2006. Pp. 178-184; “Sergei Slonimsky and Russian ‘Unofficial Nationalism’ of 1960-80s”, in Schostakovitsch und die Folgen: Russische Music zwischen Anpassung und Protest (Shostakovich and the Consequences: Russian Music Between Adaptation and Protest). Eds. E. Kuhn, J. Nemtsov and A. Wehrmeyer. (Studia slavica musicologica, Bd. 32). Berlin: Verlag Ernst Kuhn, 2003. Pp. 187-210; “Chant and Polyphony in Russia: Historical Aspects”, in The Dr Martinelli Music Collection (KU Leuven, University Archives); Musical Life in Collegiate Churches in the Low Countries and Europe; Chant and Polyphony, the Yearbook of Alamire Foundation 4. Eds. Bruno Bouckaert and Eugeen Schreurs. Belgium, Leuven: Musicpublishers Alamire, 2002. Pp. 357-368; “The Italian Diaspora in Eighteenth-Century Russia” (co-author A. Porfirieva), in The Eightheen Century Diaspora of Italian Music and Musicians. Comp. by Albert Dunning, edit. by Reinhard Strohm. Italy, Cremona: The Foundation Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Speculum Musicae series. Vol. VIII, 2001. Pp. 211-253; “When Did Shostakovich Stop Using Jewish Idiom?” in Schostakowitch und das juedische musikalische Erbe (Schostakowitsch-Studien, Bd 3). Eds. E. Kuhn, A. Wehrmeyer and Günter Wolter. Studia slavica musicologica, Bd. 18.  Berlin: Verlag Ernst Kuhn, 2001. Pp.114-130.

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