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“A heart in a trap of Carmen”: literary-musical analysis of A.A. Blok’s poetic cycle

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The significance of musical images in poetry, which formed the cycle “Carmen” of A.A. Blok is considered. This cycle reflected vivid content of G. Bizet’s opera “Carmen”. The methods of description is music and poetry relations is proposed, the principles of nature of life situations revealing during poet’s work on the researched cycle. It let see internal connection with elements of artistic structure of poetic cycle, the means and musical peculiarities of G. Bizet’s opera “Carmen” and also collisions of romantic relations of a poet and the main actress L.A. Andreeva-Delmas. It is established, that the poet through poetic cycle “Carmen”, consisting of ten poems, associated with G. Bizet’s opera and written during the period of love for opera singer introduces to the reader the world of poetic and musical works through the prism of romantic relations. It is revealed that explicit sign as an abbreviation symbolizes the close relations of the poet and the opera singer: dedication-cryptonym creates the word (lad L.A.D.) which reflects polyvalency and applying for the music, life and poetry. The chronological coordination of facts, biography events and musical life events proves their influence on ideological-artistic ideas of A.A. Blok’s poetry.

Keywords

A.A. Blok’s poetry; tenor; meeting motive; opera; opera citation; opera motive; reminiscence

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821.161.1:7.037.2

Pages

73-83

References

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Received

2016-05-17

Section of issue

Studies of literature

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