Nikolay Stoykov - Suite of Three Songs Based on Folk Melodies with an Accompaniment of Percussion Instruments
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 5, Issue 5-1, October 2017, Pages: 7-20
Received: Jul. 27, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 31, 2017; Published: Aug. 21, 2017
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Krasimira Fileva, Faculty of Musical Education, Department of Piano and Accordion, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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The subject of the article is "Suite of Three Songs" by Nikolay Stoykov. The three parts of the suite cycle are created on the basis of Bulgarian folk songs, distinguished by bright, memorable intonations and non-traditional structure. The folk songs are not similar, but differ significantly one from the other in terms of character and structure of the melody. This, as well as the fact that the work was created in a relatively early period of the artistic development of the composer, i.e. in that period he is more unprejudiced, more immediately and intuitively experiencing the influence of the folklore primary source, the professional experience is already available, but it still has not taken hold over the tonal artist with its analytical-rational influence; makes the suite cycle especially appropriate to examine the path from the emotional response, which the folk song produces, to the new, author's work. In the article are analized the specifics of the melodies in the three folk chants and the musical-expressive means, used by Nikolay Stoykov in constructing the suite cycle.
Nikolay Stoykov, Bulgarian Folk Song, Suite of Three Songs, Emotional Impact of Folk Melodies
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Krasimira Fileva, Nikolay Stoykov - Suite of Three Songs Based on Folk Melodies with an Accompaniment of Percussion Instruments, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Special Issue: Music and Dance. Vol. 5, No. 5-1, 2017, pp. 7-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2017050501.12
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