On the Genre-Related Dramaturgy of Frideric Chopin’s Nocturne in G Minor, opus 15

Nina B. Bondarenko

Abstract


The author examines the issues of definition of the inner form in Frideric Chopin’s music, approaching its understanding
by means of interaction of two genres which are significant for the music of the Polish composer – the mazurka
and the chorale. They acquire the status of the general opposition of genres which structure the logic of Chopin’s
compositions in free form at a deep meaning-generating level of the musical text. By means of the intensive and
ambivalent interaction of Mazurka qualities with chorale qualities, revealing itself in dramaturgically nodal, crucial
moments of the musical structure, the symbolic structure is divined, which establishes the most important generating
element of the composer’s style. A detailed analysis of Chopin’s “Hamlet” Nocturne in G minor opus 15 makes it
possible to confirm the transgressive function of the Mazurka element, which provokes the appearance of chorale
qualities as paradoxical outcome.

Keywords: Frideric Chopin, Nocturne, inner form in music, style, genre, Mazurka qualities, chorale qualities.


Full Text:

PDF (Russian)

References


Akopyan L. O. Analiz glubinnoy struktury muzykal'nogo teksta [Analysis of the Deep Structure of the Musical Text]. Moscow: Praktika, 1995. 256 p.

Bobrovskiy V. P. Tematizm kak faktor muzykal'nogo myshleniya: ocherki [Thematism as a Factor of Musical Thought. Essays]. Issue 1. Moscow: Muzyka, 1989. 268 p.

Bobrovskiy V. P. Funktsional'nyye osnovy muzykal'noy formy [The Functional Basis of the Musical Form]. Moscow: Muzyka, 1978. 332 p.

Bondarenko N. B. Fenomenologiya mazurok Shopena [The Phenomenology of Chopin’s Mazurkas]. Problemy muzykal'noy nauki [Music Scholarship]. 2014, No. 2 (15), pp. 78–82.

Mazel' L. A. Nekotoryye cherty kompozitsii v svobodnykh formakh Shopena [Some Features of the Composition in Free Form]. Issledovaniya o Shopene: sb. st. [Studies on Chopin: A Compilation of Articles]. Moscow: Muzyka, 1989, pp. 159–206.

Sokolov O. V. Morfologicheskaya sistema muzyki i ee khudozhestvennyye zhanry [A Morphological Musical System and its Artistic Genres]. Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod State University Press, 1994. 220 p.

Tomashevskiy M. Shopen. Chelovek, tvorchestvo, rezonans [Chopin. The Human Being, His Creativity, the Resonance]. Translations by L. Akopyan, Ye. Yanus. Moscow: Muzyka, 2011. 840 p.

Yung K. G. Libido, yego metamorfozy i simvoly [Jung C. G. Libido, its Metamorphoses and Symbols]. St. Petersburg: East European Institute of Psychoanalysis, 1994. 414 p.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17674/1997-0854.2016.1.076-082

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.