Interpretation Issues in the Polyphonic Repertoire of the Students from Musical Performance Classes in the Universities
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 5-1, October 2014, Pages: 70-76
Received: Aug. 26, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 12, 2014; Published: Oct. 16, 2014
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Diana Stancheva, Department of Music, Plovdiv University “P. Hilendarsky”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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The study is oriented towards one of the most disputable, and least explored and clarified up to now issues in the methodology of teaching the accordion and in the theory of the performing art, namely - the position of the accordionist regarding the selection of means of expression, in his capacity of an interpreter of adapted (not original) pieces - of which consist the most part of the polyphonic works of the repertoire of the students from performance classes in the Universities. The focus is placed on the major and basic issue of performance of polyphonic music, related to the specifics of sound-forming and sound-shaping with the accordion, namely: how should the theme be outlined in a distinct manner, how should a certain motive be emphasized or how should a particular voice stand out in the polyphonic texture, provided the air-flow is being directed equally to all open resonator valves. Two opposite concepts of articulation are presented - both being incorporated in the practice of performance and teaching of the accordionists - the dispute between which still remains open. By analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of these concepts, an attempt is made to extend and deepen the knowledge towards finding an adequate solution to the problem of the solo interpretation of polyphonic transcription with the means of expression of the accordion. The issues described that are placed theoretically for the first time in Bulgaria provide guidelines for certain future more detailed and extensive research in the field of methodology of teaching the accordion and the accordion performance art.
Accordion, Performance, Transcriptions, Polyphony, Methodology, Articulation
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Diana Stancheva, Interpretation Issues in the Polyphonic Repertoire of the Students from Musical Performance Classes in the Universities, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Special Issue: Musical Theory, Psychology and Pedagogy. Vol. 2, No. 5-1, 2014, pp. 70-76. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2014020501.22
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