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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter A


You turned on the radio and heard: "No sleep, no rest tormented soul..." of Course, you immediately recognize that this is Igor's Aria from the Opera by A. Borodin "Prince Igor". Yearning in captivity, Igor hard going through his defeat, his forced inaction. Recalls of his beloved wife Yaroslavna. Music arias paints a portrait of the Prince - full and multifaceted portrait of a man painfully experiencing the fate of the Motherland, warrior, loving husband.

A. Borodin. Aria of Prince Igor from the Opera "Prince Igor"
Takes Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The word "Aria" is of Italian origin and means song. There are many arias: lyric - Lena from Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", the heroic - Ivan Susanin from Glinka's Opera, mournful - Violetta from the third act of Verdi's "La Traviata".

M. Glinka. Ivan Susanin's Aria from the Opera "Ivan Susanin"
Takes The Mark Reizen

In all their diversity, with all conspicuous (and ears!) different, they have one common property: Aria always the most complete and versatile characterizes the hero draws his musical portrait.

Arioso, and Aria, solo musical number in the Opera. It is usually less arias. If Aria is a generalization, reasoning, then Arioso - rather a direct response to something only that the event occurred.

In the first half of the nineteenth century output Aria, that is, the first Aria in the course of action, that which the hero or heroine came on the scene, called the Aria. Such, for example, cheerful, effervescent Cavatina Figaro from Rossini's "the Barber of Seville".

J. Rossini. The Figaro's Cavatina from the Opera "the Barber of Seville"
Muslim Magomaev Sings

And Glinka, following this tradition, called kawaminami first Aria Antonida in "Ivan Susanin" and Lyudmila in "Ruslan and Lyudmila".

However, later kawaminami became known arias from freer and large-scale construction. Remember the Aria of Prince of "Mermaids" Dargomyzhsky or Cavatina Vladimir Igorevich from "Prince Igor" by Borodin.

A. Dargomyzhsky. Cavatina from the Opera Prince "mermaid".
Sings Sergei Lemeshev

Arietta (Italian arietta - little Aria) small in size. It resembles Arioso, but differs from it more simple, like the song, melody.

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

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