MUZYKA W CZASACH PRZEŁOMU. RAPSOD II (1980) KRYSTYNY MOSZUMAŃSKIEJ-NAZAR
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Krystyna Moszumańska Nazar's Rapsod IITor orchestra grows out of tradition of sonoristic movement. The com-poser connects instraments from different groups in an original way and uses different types of articulation for percussion, string and wind instraments. In this piece she also refers to the ancient genre by narrative, epic aspect of musie and solemn character of the work. A grand style is achieved by placing dramatic tutti culmina-tions. Rapsod II was composed in the year 1980, which was extremely important in Polish history, because of the rise of Solidarity and the signing of the August Agreements (preceded by social discontent expressed in the form of mass strikes). The atmosphere of those landmark days is reflected in the dramatic expression of the work. Mieczysław Tomaszewski distinguishes eight phases of the external context, which were reflected in Polish musie between 1944 and the end of the twentieth century. Rapsodii could thus be located in the sixth phase (1976-1981), defined by the author as „phase of accumulation of resistance (KOR) and the outbreak of the Solidarity". The composer also refers in this work to the tradition of rhapsody as an instramental work by introducing thematic stractures typical of this genre.
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