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"Epic sound patterns": sonata for harp No. 2 by Valery Kikta in the light of the peculiarities of the genre

Aldakov Il'ya Andreevich

Postgraduate student, Department of Music Theory, Gnesin Russian Academy of Music

121069, Russia, Moskva oblast', g. Moscow, ul. Povarskaya, 30/36




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Abstract: This article examines the sonata for solo harp No. 2 "Epic sound patterns" by Valery Kikta in order to identify the genre features that form the basis of the artistic task. The Russian harp school has passed its own path of formation and has a recognized authority. Despite this fact, compositions for solo harp in the works of modern Russian authors are quite rare. Valery Kikta became one of the composers seeking to revive interest in the national harp art and advocating the preservation of tradition. His main achievement in this field is not only in the creation of new music, firmly included in the performing and concert repertoire, but also participation in the organization of the Russian Harp Society. The three iconic characteristics of the composition analyzed by the author of the article genre, timbre and fret made it possible to define a work of musical art as a text that can be deciphered. In the process of work, special attention is paid to the detailed characteristics of traditional and innovative ways of working with the material. Special emphasis is placed on the search for links with the Russian school of composition and its characteristic reliance on national culture. The semiosis of the sonata and its constituent expressive features of the musical language are determined. The symbolism of the epic in combination with the software component announced by the author made it possible to discover the "message" contained in it.

Keywords: Kikta, sonata, harp, epic, semiotics, semiosis, folklore, sonata form, mode, tradition
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