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Formation of the sonata genre for accordion solo (years 1940–1960)


Author: Calmîș Dumitru
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)
Year:2021
Scientific adviser: Victoria Melnic
doctor, professor, Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts
Institution: Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts

Status

The thesis was presented on the 29 June, 2021 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.

Abstract

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Thesis

CZU 780.647.2.082.2(043.3)

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210 pages


Keywords

accordion, sonata, Tschaikin Nikolai, Golub Marta, Hoch Peter, Knorr Ernst-Lothar, Lockwood Normand, Nørholm Ib, Pino Carmelo, Truhlář Jan

Summary

Formation of the sonata genre for accordion solo (years 1940–1960). Thesis for degree of Doctor of Arts, specialty 653.01 – Musicology. Chisinau, 2021. Thesis structure: introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 229 titles, 4 annexes; 130 pages of basic text, 57 pages of annexes. Key words: accordion, sonata, Tschaikin Nikolai, Golub Marta, Hoch Peter, Knorr Ernst-Lothar, Lockwood Normand, Nørholm Ib, Pino Carmelo, Truhlář Jan. Purpose of the research is to elucidate the specific features of sonata for accordion solo at the state of genre formation during ’40-60s of 20th century based on the analysis of the creations signed by composers of Russia, Germany, USA, the Czech Republic and Denmark. Objectives of the thesis: systematization of sonata genre variety for accordion in the first two post-war period from the perspective of historical evolution; highlighting the compositional techniques used in sonatas for accordion solo during 1940–1960; identification of stylistic features typical and original for the sonata genre in the analyzed works; enumeration of elements specific to the compositional technique for each composer individually. Novelty and scientific originality of thesis consists in realizing for the first time a complex research centered on the examination of defining features of sonata genre for accordion solo during its formation period (1940–1960 years); introducing in the scientific circuit creations less studies, signed by composers of Germany, USA, the Czech Republic and Denmark. The originality of scientific research is determined by the matters of treating the sonata genre for accordion solo under the aspect of relation between the evolution of interpretative technique, instrument’s construction level and the specific features of different compositional schools. Achieved results will contribute to the settlement of an important scientific matter related to the integration of the view about the formation of sonata for accordion solo during 1940–1960, due to the study of the most representative samples of genre signed by composers of Russia, Germany, USA, the Czech Republic and Denmark. Theoretical significance consists in substantiating and spreading the range of scientific approaches in studying and perceiving the evolution processes of sonata for accordion, offering the possibility to complete some lacunae of the musicology literature as for the history of accordion interpretative art and the scientific revaluation of the repertory for this instrument. Applicative value of the research. The materials of the thesis may be used as additional information in studying the disciplines as History and theory of accordion interpretative art, Methods of teaching the special instrument (accordion), Musical forms, within the secondary and superior education institutions. The analytical studies may form a methodological support contributing to streamlining the training-didactic process, forming professions skills and competences in young accordionists. Implementation of scientific results. The results of the research were reflected in 11 scientific works – 7 articles and 4 summaries – following the presentation of communications within 7 scientific meetings.