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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter R


Anyone who knows this word, probably, first of all associates it with the name of Franz Liszt. Hungarian Rhapsody Sheet - inspired musical narrative about the homeland of the great composer, the people of Hungary, about its history. Written Hungarian Rhapsody in a free form and are kind of fantasies on folk themes.

F. Sheet. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, S.244 No. 2
Performed By Vladimir Horowitz


The Greek word "rhapsodia" means national epic song. The so-called ancient Greeks legends who sang folk singers-Rapsody. Rhapsodos was great Homer, and the rhapsodies head of his immortal poems "Iliad" and "Odyssey", which he followed and other Rapsody, sang in a chorus, accompanying himself on the cithara or lyre.

In the nineteenth century, the name Rhapsody came in European professional music and came to mean a large one-movement piece, usually for piano or orchestra, in which sound ringtones songs or dances of different Nations.

In addition to the Hungarian rhapsodies of Liszt, great fame use Rhapsody Brahms, Slavonic Rhapsody Dvorak, Spanish Rhapsody Ravel. And Rachmaninoff created Rhapsody for piano and orchestra is not on folk themes, and the theme of one of the works of the great composer-violinist Niccolo Paganini. It is called: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini.

S. Rachmaninoff. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini in a minor, Op. 43
Performed By Vladimir Ashkenazy


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

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