Features of the musical embodiment of the poetic words of T. Shevchenko in vocal-choral works of D. Sichynsky

  • Myroslava Novakovych Candidate in Art Criticism (Ph.D.), Associate Professor, Lviv National Music Academy named after Mykola Lysenko, Lviv (Ukraine).
Keywords: the musical shevchenkiana, elegy, choral miniature, rhetorical figures.

Abstract

The article analyzes the vocal and choral works of D. Sichynsky, written
on the poetry texts of T. Shevchenko. It is noted that T. Shevchenko for
Galician Ukrainians in the second half of the nineteenth century became a
national symbol, and the annual commemoration of his memory contributed
to the consolidation of the Ukrainian people as people of "one nationality". It
is stated that the acquaintance of the Galician with the works of
T. Shevchenko was also due to the popularization of vocal and choral works
by M. Lysenko in Galicia, written on the poet's texts. It is alleged that one of
the most prominent interpreters of T. Shevchenko's poetry in Galicia is the
composer D. Sichynsky. He is one of the first in the Ukrainian culture of the
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to consider the genre of choral music
at an angle of subjective perception, violating important philosophical and
psychological problems in his choruses. Attention is drawn to the fact that
D. Sichynsky was of little interest to T. Shevchenko's poetry with a
pronounced expression of folklore. The composer chooses poems with neutral
lexical material for his works. Therefore, his T. Shevchenko's perception is
different from that of M. Lysenko and his followers. It is noted that in the
musical interpretation of the poetry of T. Shevchenko, D. Sichynsky
significantly ahead of his time because in poets poetry his interests are not

national-historical, liberation themes, but texts that are characterized by in-
depth psychological introspection. The purpose of the article is to reveal the

level of individual identity of the composer D. Sichynsky in his appeal to the
works of T. Shevchenko. The methodology of the study is to apply a
comprehensive system approach that led to the use of such research methods:
historical-genetic, identifying the origin of phenomena; hermeneutic,
considering the musical text as a sign-symbolic system in its socio-cultural
and historical context. The scientific novelty of the work is to apply the
hermeneutic method in the study of musical and poetic texts in the vocal and
choral works of D. Sichinsky on the verses of T. Shevchenko.

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Published
2019-07-31
How to Cite
Novakovych, M. (2019). Features of the musical embodiment of the poetic words of T. Shevchenko in vocal-choral works of D. Sichynsky. Scientific Collections of the Lviv National Music Academy Named After MV Lysenko, (44), 19-30. https://doi.org/10.33398/2310-0583.2019.44.18.30
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Panorama of music research and interpretation