Year of Graduation
Spanish Other in Russian Musical Orientalism
Our research deals with some key questions concerning musical orientalism in general and “spanish style” in particular. The general purpose of this project is to investigate how “spanish style” – one of Orientalist musical styles – has been constructed in Russian classical music. The methods utilized are those of musicology and semiotics: we work with musical texts of composi-tions and define markers of “spanishness” in means of expression. The results anticipated could advance our understanding of the nature of constructing the image of Spain as the oriental coun-try in Russian music. Further research in this area of studies leads to new thinking about reflec-tions of orientalism in music – either Russian or Western.