ON THE MUSIC AND THE SPECIFICITY OF THE GROUP THE DOORS IN THE LIGHT OF THEIR COMPOSITIONS: LIGHT MY FIRE, CELEBRATION OF THE LIZARD, AND THE END (Polish title below)
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(Polish title: O muzyce zespolu The Doors na przykladzie kompozycji 'Light My Fire', 'Celebration of the Lizard' i 'The End'). The three chosen compositions from The Doors allow for discussion of three aspects leading to an interpretation of the music of this American group. A song Light my fire, written by Robbie Krieger, illustrates the process of composing and arranging the music of The Doors, along with their individual experiences and capabilities of the members of that group, as well as their inspirations and compositional choices which resulted from their playing music together. The Celebration of the Lizard is an extended composition which allows an analysis of the stage realisations of their music, enriched, as they were, with para-theatrical and para-ritual elements which influenced considerably the impact of their particular compositions. The End is a distinct example of close connections between the music and the poetry created by Jim Morrison, the leader of the group. In conclusion the author of the article points to the pop-cultural meaning of the myth of Jim Morrison himself and to some functional relationship of that myth with the figure of Dionysus.
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