I. Susidko. "Issues of the analysis of the seventeenth-eighteenth-century Italian opera"

Prof. Irina Susidko, D.A.
The Gnessins Music Academy of Russia, Head of the Analytical Musicology Department; Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the State Institute for Art Studies, Leading Research Fellow

Issues of the analysis of the seventeenth-eighteenth-century Italian opera

Abstract:
An issue of the position of the seventeenth-eighteenth-century Italian opera is considered in the context of contemporary music theory. The author emphasizes that this genre did not receive enough scholarly attention in Russia during the Soviet times. A historical relation between the da capo aria and development of the classical sonata form is traced. It is suggested that an idea of the genesis and evolvement of the seventeenth-eighteenth-century opera forms be supplemented and essentially adjusted in the context of today’s scholarly researches.

Keywords:
The seventeenth-eighteenth-century Italian opera, aria, musical form, sonata form, baroque and classical concerto forms