Ryzhkova Nataliya

Five year student of the Department of Music History and Theory of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Director of Diploma — Ph.D., associate professor E. V. Rovenko), music teacher at the Children’s Music School named after V. I. Muradeli (Moscow), laureate of the competition of course works among the students of the Department of Music History and Theory of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (the 3rd place)

E-mail: natasharyzhkova17@gmail.com

 

On the Term “Leitmotiv” and Its Synonyms in V. D’Indy’s Terminological System

Abstract
The article considers the interpretation of the term “Leitmotiv” and leitmotiv technique by Vincent d’Indy, the famous French Wagnerian. Two views on the phenomenon of the leitmotiv and two terminological systems are compared: from the one hand, Wagner’s concepts “melodischer Moment” and “Gefühlswegweiser”; from the other hand, a variety of definitions, which are used by d’Indy in his theoretical works. The practical embodying of the leitmotiv method is analyzed in terms of the opera «L’Étranger».

Libretto of Vincent d’Indy’s Opera «L’Étranger» and Henrik Ibsen’s Plays: Essay of the Comparative Analysis

Abstract

The article represents a comparative analysis of the libretto of the opera “L’Etranger” by V. d’Indy and Ibsen’s two plays (Brand and The Lady from the Sea), on which the composer based his text. The author of the article considers the images of the main characters, the main poetic motifs, and partly concerns the issues of drama.

 

Keywords

Vincent d’Indy, «L’Étranger», Henrik Ibsen, «Brand», «The Lady from the Sea».