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Vladimir Korolevsky. “Six children’s songs” for soprano and piano with lyrics by Boris Zakhoder
// PHILHARMONICA. International Music Journal. – 2019. – ¹ 5.
– P. 71 - 77.
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Review: The research object is the creative work of a modern Russian composer, a member of the Union of composers of Russia, Vladimir Korolevsky. In 1986 he graduated from Saratov State Conservatoire on a class of the works of professor B.A. Sosnovtsev. From 2002 till 2012 the composer was working as an associate professor at the department of the theory of music and composition of Saratov Conservatoire where he taught composing and theory of music.
The research subject is the cyclus “Six children’s songs” for soprano and piano with the lyrics by Boris Zakhoder.
The purpose of the study is to detect interrelations between the musical text and the lyrics. To achieve this purpose, the author solves the tasks connected with the analysis of each part of the cyclus from the viewpoint of intonational, tonal and harmonical development. The author comes to the conclusion about the simplicity and naturality of the musical language strictly following the lyrics; that is a continuation of the best traditions of Russian vocal music and a significant part of accompaniment which is not a mere background but the reflection of the content of the lyrics and an individual tonal and harmonical plan of each part.