This book looks at the rich means of text interpretation in seventeenth and eighteenth century Polish music, a relatively unknown phenomenon. The works of old Polish masters exhibit many ingenious and beautiful solutions in musical oration, which will appeal to wide circles of lovers and experts of old music. One of the fundamental components of baroque musical poetics was music-rhetorical figures, which were the main means of shaping expression – the base and quintessence of musical rhetoric. It was by means of figures that composers built the musical interpretation of a verbal text, developing pictorial, emphatic, onomatopoeic, symbolic, and allegorical structures that rendered emotions and meanings carried by the verbal level of a musical piece.
Musical rhetoric is an important phenomenon in Polish baroque music. The achievements of old Polish masters were determined by the main trends of the baroque era. Polish music provides examples of almost all rhetorical figures known at that time, largely reflecting the European repertoire of interpretative devices.
Autor Tomasz Jasinski
Größe 210 x 148 mm
Produktgewicht 620 g
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