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Goryunova Olga

Choral poem by Yu. M. Butsko “Road complaints”: characteristic features of the implementation of poetic text in the musical composition


Goryunova Olga (2020) "Choral poem by Yu. M. Butsko “Road complaints”: characteristic features of the implementation of poetic text in the musical composition ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia V : Voprosi istorii i teorii hristianskogo iskusstva, 2020, vol. 37, pp. 144-156 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturV202037.144-156

Abstract

This article analyses for the fi rst time the choral poem “Road Complaints” (1999) by the outstanding Russian composer of the 20th — 21st centuries Yu. M. Butsko. The article focuses on the features of rendering the poetry of A. S. Pushkin in the musical composition. The embodiment of the artistic images of the poetic text is studied in detail at the level of the structures of the musical language, i.e. melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, texture, form. Particular attention is paid to the image of the road which is one of the key images in Pushkin’s poetry, symbolising the spiritual path and life of a person. The study allows one to call the choir poem “Road Complaints” a vivid example of the embodiment of Yurii Butsko’s lyrical and dramatical gift, which was revealed to the full during the 1990s.

Keywords

Butsko, Pushkin, choral poem, creativity, music, poetry, artistic image

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Information about the author

Goryunova Olga


Student status: Graduate student;
Student status: Graduate student;
Place of study: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for Humanities; 6/1 Likhov pereulok, Moscow, 127051, Russian Federation;
ORCID: 0000-0003-0423-2725;
Email: osgrn@bk.ru.