«Mazepa» by P.I. Tchaikovsky: Features of Embodiment of the Tragic in the Scene of Kochubey's Execution

Kitaeva Elena O.

In the article the author reflects about the religious and philosophical aspect of the death concept in the scene of Kochubey's execution. The protagonist's death is considered in two foreshortenings, a theatricalized action, a show and a «personal apocalypse». Analysing the poetics of the scene, the originality of composition and dramaturgy the author comes to nontraditional conclusion: there is an overcoming of the tragedy in the episode of Kochubey's pray.

Musical Communication of the 20

Savvina Ljudmila V.

In the article the author is considering the correlation of the notions of information and sense on the material of the XX century music. Striving forthe variety of the musical speech structures - sound pitch accents, rhythmical, factural, timbre ones, dynamical, compositional etc., the modern composition assumes most different and unexpected upshots of musical events, thus extending the number of senses. The main conclusion of the article is connected with the statement of the thesis: between information and sense there exists an inversely proportional dependence.

New Approach to the Reconstruction of Biography of the 17

Gerasimova Irina V.

The focus of the text is the studying of contacts between the two 17

Onomaphonic Formulas in the Context of M. Bakhtin's «Dialogic Word» (by the Example of 20

Surminova Olga V.

The article presents an attempt to comprehend the phenomenon of proper name which is expressed in the form of a musical monogram in the 20

Reformation of Teaching Solfeggio in Music Schools as an Urgent Task of Modern Musical Pedagogics

Sladkov Pavel P.

Resting upon the experience of teachers, who have created the most interesting training appliances and also on his own of many years' standing practice, the author advances the idea of working out an educational text book of a new type, principally different from traditional textbooks. In connection with it, he exposes the methods of developing a good ear for music, that have been approbated in a number of publications of educational literature in many publishing houses and over a long period of their use in various educational institutions of Russia.

Shamanic Song of Uley's Girl in the Western Buryats' Folk Music

Dashieva Lidia D.

In this paper the semantic of the shamanic cult and shamanic songs of Western Buryat are considered. The legend about Uley's girl and her shamanic song are recorded by a Western Buryat's shaman V.E. Kharkhanov (1929 - 2008). The analysis of the musical organization of the shamanic songs of the Western Buryats is presented for the first time.

«Sobstvenno Zvon» and its Versions (to the Research of Genres of Orthodox Church Peals)

Tosin Sergey G.

In article features «sobstvenno zvon» on a bibliographic material are investigated. Genre versions of this kind of a peal - «trezvon», «krasnij zvon», and others are defined. It is judged, that these versions differ to two main attributes - to structure of a musical composition and rate. In Russian campanology this theme was not investigated. The author relies not only on the literature on that theme, but also on the knowledge received from expeditions.

Ten Letters to a Friend Commemorating the Centenary of Valentina Konen (July 29 / August 11, 1909, Baku - December 8, 1991, Moscow)

Saponov Mikhail A.

The introductory article accompanies the publication of ten letters by Valentina Konen (the famous Russian music historian, educated in 1921 - 1931 in USA and later, in the 1930s - at the Moscow Conservatory), addressed in 1979-1986 to her young colleague, now Prof. Dr. Mikhail Saponov, of the same conservatory. His personal reminiscences and commentary are necessary for better understanding of allusions in the text.

The Functions of Musical-Rhetorical Figure Exclamatio in Partes Concertos

Fedorovskaya Natalia A.

In the Russian musical culture the partes concertos have being appeared in the XVII - XVIII centuries. They often used West European music-rhetorical figures. In the work, some functions of the music-rhetorical figure exclamatio in the partes concertos have shown. This figure is strengthening the expressiveness of text, highlighting and imitating textual rhetorical figures, interpreting the ideas and images, and promote the structure of concerto.

The Middle Eastern Musical Instrument Oud (al-'ūd)

Rishmawi Odeh

The paper is concerned with the one of the key musical instruments of Eastern culture. The author illuminates the questions of the origin and evolution of oud, examines the characteristics of its construction, tune, existing varieties, repertoire.

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