RENESANCIA MÝTU V HUDOBNÝCH BALADÁCH TADEÁŠA SALVU
Renaissance of myth in the musical ballads by Tadeáš Salva
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This article addresses the relationship of myth and music, taking the example of musical ballads by the Slovak composer Tadeáš Salva (1937 – 1995). The early 20th century saw the appearance of a new phenomenon in art: the renaissance of myth. The problem of myth became the foundation of works by many researchers in a variety of scholarly disciplines. Claude Lévi-Strauss was the first who addressed this question in relation to music. For him, the essential methodological point of departure in the examination of myth is binary oppositions. In essence these correlate with the dualism which, according to Tadeáš Salva, is the basic characteristic of the ballad. Analysis of the balladic principle in the work of this composer consists of a description of the contrasting elements in a number of musical parameters. On this basis, an attempt is made to show the renaissance of myth in Salva’s music via the musical ballads, which in varying instrumentation represent the core of his original music.
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