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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter F


"Arensky. Fantasy for piano and orchestra on themes from epics Ryabinina". "Overture-Fantasia Francesca da Rimini". In these names is the same word fantasy. What does this mean? Actually, what it means, you know. Not once hear anyone who has not yet reached adult age man: "Here's another fantasy what!", "Throw your fantasies", "Ah, you, the dreamer,"... And almost always it sounds accusingly.

The Greek word phantasia is translated as "imagination". We used to use it in the value - fad, fiction. In music the same fantasies became known works, a kind of form, is not adequately grounded in traditional forms. "He dreams," said another time about the improviser. So, in the works of I. S. Bach fantasies was preceded sometimes organ fugues. Fantasy wrote Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin.

In the nineteenth century imagination appeared in software music, where the logic of its development must comply with the literary program. This is the "Francesca da Rimini" by Tchaikovsky.

Another common type of musical fancy - work, composed on themes borrowed composer; themes of folk songs, Opera excerpts, etc. Is Fantasy Arensky.

A. S. Arensky. Fantasy on themes from epics Ryabinina for piano and orchestra
Do Love Timofeeva and the State academic Symphony orchestra
(conductor E. Svetlanov)

On the radio you can often hear fantasies songs Dunaevsky, Solovyev-Sedoy, music from operettas and other like these orchestral works.

Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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