PHILHARMONICA. International Music JournalReference:
Metaphysics of Yu. Gontsov’s music (the experience of philosophical analysis)
Abstract.The research subject is the work of a modern composer from Astrakhan Yu.P. Popov; the research object is the music culture of the 20th century. The author studies the scope of the composer’s works containing his metaphysical ideas commonly found in the Russian philosophical doctrine - unitotality, communal spirit, and the idea of Sophia. Analysing the composer’s works, the author manages to describe his views on the world order. The author uses the following methods: analytical (when analysing the form, music style and language), philosophical-hermeneutical (when analysing the content of the pieces of music). The author detects the key constants of the metaphysical strivings of the composer. Special attention is given to the composer’s reference to the program character which includes not only the title of a piece of music and its parts, but also text epigraphs and the method of instrumental intoning of a text. The most significant author’s contribution is the use of the philosophical-hermeneutical method for the analysis of the content of the pieces of music. The scientific novelty consists in the fact that this music material hasn’t been studied before.
Keywords: Russian philosophy, musical language, Logo, unity, Sofia, collegiality, metaphysics, music by Gontsov, music, content analysis
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