Wilson Center Experts

Alexander N. Tumanov

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, University of Alberta
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Correspondence of Literary Text and Musical Phraseology in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Opera The Nose and Nikolai Gogol’s Fantastic Tale
Term:
May 01, 1993
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Jun 01, 1993

Project Summary

Deals with the problem of literary text adaptation to music in the context of literary and historic processes. Conducts a comparative analysis of: 1) the literary source text and corresponding musical text; 2) literary and musical phraseology; and 3) the correlations of artistic devices and aesthetic values in the source text and in its musical adaptation that reflect artistic historical process.