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CNAA / Theses / 2016 / July /

The Concerto for Piano and symphony orchestra in the creative output of the composers from the Republic of Moldova from the second half of the 20th century to beginning of the 21st century

Author: Vardanean Alona-Olga
Degree:doctor of history and Theory of Arts, Cultorology
Speciality: 17.00.01 - Audio-visual Arts (with specification: Theatrical Art; Musical Art; Cinematography, TV and other form of Audio-Visual Arts)
Scientific adviser: Galina Cocearova
doctor, professor, Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts
Institution: Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts


The thesis was presented on the 12 July, 2016
Approved by NCAA on the 6 October, 2016


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Concerto for piano and symphony orchestra, Concerto of poem type, Concerto of the sonata-cycle type, cadenza, piano texture, technical difficulties, musical form, thematism, orchestration, Moldovan folklore


Structure of the thesis: introduction, three chapters, the main conclusions and recommendations, bibliography with 267 titles, three appendices, 138 pages of main text, 48 pages of appendices. The results of the study are published in 19 scientific papers.

The area of research: instrumental music of the composers from the Republic of Moldova from the second half of the 20th century – beginning of 21st century.

Purpose and objectives of this research. The purpose of research is to present an overview of the development of the piano concerto genre in the creative work of composers in the Republic of Moldova of the second half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century based on the above mentioned opuses.

The objectives of research consists examining the genre- stylistic peculiarities of the piano concertos by Moldovan composers of specified period, presenting the evolution of the genre, formulation the problems of the performanse treatment and the methodical recommendations to solving them.

Scientific novelty and originality. The present work is the first research in national science devoted to the study of the genre-stylistic peculiarities of the piano concerto in Moldovan composers' creativity. The results of the analysis of Piano Concertos by D. Fedov (No. 1), V. Poleakov (No. 2), B. Dubossarsky, Gh. Ciobanu (No. 1), L. Shtirbu, Z. Tcach that are considered as a unity of the composition-dramaturgic solutions, means of the musical language and performanse treatment are introduced in scientific use. The author considers the interconnection of the individual composition style and the specific features of its interpretation following from the artistic conception of the work.

The important scientific problem solved in this field is to develop an integral historical and theoretical model of the Piano Concerto genre in the creative works of Moldovan composers of the second half of 20th and the beginning of 21st century, that greatly complements and enriches the conception of this genre compositions, and provides a basis for their artistic appreciation and a reasoned determination of their place in the Moldovan musical culture.

The theoretical value. The study of native piano concertos makes and essential contribution to the realization of genre-stylistic evolution of composition creation in the Republic of Moldova. The present research significantly widens and compliments the knowledge about the artistic image of each concerto’s author, about their style, musical language, traditions and innovatory features of creative work. The theoretical conclusions may serve as a basis for further scientific research in the respective field. Another contribution to the theory of interpretative art is the presentation of scientifically reasoned variants of performing every opus. The practical significance of the work. The results of the research might be a scientific and didactic support in various disciplines elaboration and teaching at the music institutions, such as Special Piano, Analysis of Musical Compositions, History of National Music, Performanst Practice. The formulated recommendations may be useful to both students as well as to concert pianists and representatives of the art-management.

Implementation of scientific results. The results of the work were recognized at international scientific conferences held in the Republic of Moldova and Russia, in 19 scientific publications, as well as in the author’s concert and teaching activity at the Piano and Chamber Ensemble Department of the Moldova Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts.