Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / On the Semantics of Music and Plastic Walts Intonation in Maurice Ravel’s Works

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2017, Vol. 10, Issue 8
Bass, Valentina V.
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Bass, Valentina V.: Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Arts 22 Lenin Str., Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia;
waltz; dance prototype; genre semantics; image and content side of the plastics; dance symphonization

The article describes the idea of style-forming importance of danceabilty in Maurice Ravel’s works. His constant interest in the dance genres and created mediation principles for the original dance models are crucial in building the individual image of his works, i.e. they serve as the style’s factors. The article investigates the specificity of semantic and structural reflection of the waltz’s choreographic and music features in Ravel’s thematism and compositions. A number of his works in various ways expresses choreographic and music components of the intonation prototype as well as the experience on it being mediated in the author’s works written in the 19th century. Alongside with this, Ravel enriches the genre’s stylistics with new shades of imagery, lexical units and performance techniques. In Ravel’s waltzes the plastic gesture possesses a higher semantic information value; the music form development reveals its special metaphoric symbolism

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