Harmonic Inventiveness in Rodion Shchedrin’s Piano Concertos

Marina V. Gorodilova


The article examines pitch organization in Rodion Shchedrin’s music on the example of his four concertos for piano and orchestra. It is established that a new type of harmony in these compositions appears each time in an inventive approach (or combination) of the characteristic features of historically established types of pitch systems: modality, tonality and the so-called atonality.

Keywords: Rodion Shchedrin, piano concerto, harmony, inventiveness, tonality, modality, dodeca-chordality

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