PhD.cand. Vita Guhelli
Authors country of origin: Bulgaria
Institutional affiliation: Department of Music, University of Sofia “ New Bulgarian University”
Symbolism in solo songs of Albanian Composers written in the second half of the twentieth century.
My thesis presents research on symbolism to the solo song of Albanian composers written in the second half of the 20th century.
The main aim of this research is to break down the symbolism and some other aesthetic elements into solo songs form of an Albanian musical artistic community that living and creating at one time a lot of doubts and censorship, totalitarian monist undemocratic of communist ideology. Symbolism as a spirit in Albanian music art has been little elaborated, but there are no publications or books that elaborate on symbolism in musical art in general, much fewer solo songs research.
This thesis requires sensitivity to treatment, knowing the reason for the application of symbolism in the creativity of these composers. The symbolism in Albanian literature and professional music in the second half of the 20th century was a reflection of the spirit of the Albanian artist. This is the main reason why I decided to do a study in this field.
Another reason for my determination on this topic is my professional-concert journey which is concentrated on the solo songs of the Albanian composers. From this research in this area, we can conclude that symbolism in Albanian professional music of the second half of the 20th century has bold harmonic hues, similar to developed European and world countries, but has characteristic or distinctive qualities. Another characteristic that makes the difference in the creativity of this period of Albanian music is the embodiment of the literary style of symbolism.
Keywords: Symbolism, solo songs, Albanian composers, ideology, communist.
Volume 2. No.2(2019): December
ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)
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