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The song from the Nistru River valle

Author: Dragoi Vasile
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: Diana Bunea
doctor, associate professor (docent)
Institution: Academy of Music of the Theatre and Fine Arts


The thesis was presented on the 24 November, 2022
Approved by NCAA on the 24 February, 2023


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CZU 781.7(478)(043.3)

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437 pages


musical folklore, the song, the folklore archive, folklore collection, field research, transcription, the poetic structure, the sound structure, rhythms, architectonics, the Nistru River valley.


Thesis structure: Introduction, 4 chapters, 144 pages of basic text, main conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 144 titles, 2 appendices.

Research field: musical folklore, ethnomusicology.

The purpose is to developing a complex vision of a song repertory from the folkloric area of the Nistru River valley. The goals are identification and selection of study materials from the folklore archive of AMTAP, personal archive and folklore collections; notographic transcription and introduction into the scientific circuit of the song repertoire selected from the Dniester area; revealing the contribution of personalities who collected and published musical folklore from the Dniester Valley; systematization in statistical, comparative aspect of poetic content; morphological analysis and tracing of the main characteristics of the melodies of the song in the delimited space. The scientific novelty: the original scientific character of the work is determined by the investigation for the first time of archive funds with cultural heritage value, aimed at the actual song on both banks of the Dniester. For the first time, a representative repertoire of songs from this region has been identified, selected, transcribed, researched, musically characterized and introduced into the scientific circuit. It was discovered and analyzed the manuscript Fund of E. Lebedeva (1922-1935), previously unknown. The study is based on the transcription of sound archive documents, with heritage value, previously undocumented. The obtained result that contributes to the solution of an important scientific problem consists in drawing up a summary of the song from the folkloric space concerned, by selecting and transcribing a representative repertoire from archive sources and personal collection, and reflecting its main morphological features, this has led to closing gaps in knowledge and valuing of this lyrical species in the given area. The theoretical significance of the thesis consists in the theoretical-scientific synthesis based on methodologies specific to contemporary ethnomusicology, of some historical, sociocultural and musical-poetic aspects of the song in the Nistru Valley, the widening of the spectrum of scientific knowledge on an important species of Romanian folklore in the area under investigation. The importance of the study also lies in establishing, based on a repertoire collected and transcribed by the author, specific structural-musical features, which open the possibility of conducting typological, comparative, etc. research in the given field. The applicative value of the paper. Research results can serve as a support for further scientific studies as a source of componistic creation and can be used in the courses of Musical Folklore, Popular Canto, The history of vocal interpretation and so on. Implementation of scientific results. The scientific results were realized in the context of author`s professional didactic-scientific and interpretative activities, at Institute of Art in Tiraspol and at AMTFA, as well as by participating in various national and international scientific conferences and symposia organized in the Republic of Moldova, România, Belarus being reflected in 19 publications.