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"Humanities and Science University Journal" № 11 (Art history, philology and historical sciences), 2015.

S. V. Rachmaninov's Sonatas as a Phenomenon of the Musical Lyrical-Epic Drama

R. G. Shitikova
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 The article explores the integration processes in the 20th-century music, including all notable characteristics of the artistic whole: the domain of ideas, contents, styles, genres, forms and musical language. The article analyses the implementation of the idea of synthesis of the poetic, dramatic and epic concepts based on sonata opera by Sergey Rachmaninov, an outstanding Russian composer and pianist. The article examines the impact of each genre on the concept of a musical piece, its dramatic composition, and means of expression. The author describes the features of musical and thematic contents of the sonata opera. The article presents specifi c examples of the composer’s cantabile period recreation, which can be traced back to the Russian folklore and to a znamenny chant, as well as to a wide range of Russian melodical elements through the use of distinctive intonation patterns.
Key words: synthesis, poetry, drama, epic, sonata, S. V. Rachmaninov.
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