G.Holst’s creation in the light of the orientalist trends of English art Cover Image

Творчість Г. Холста у світлі орієнталістських тенденцій англійського мистецтва
G.Holst’s creation in the light of the orientalist trends of English art

Author(s): Olga Popova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Music, Studies of Literature, Recent History (1900 till today), 19th Century
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: Gustav Holst; Orientalism; Indian culture; English literature; art-cultural context;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the work. The research is devoted to revealing the specificity and significance of Orientalist direction of G. Holst’s creation, as well as its connection with certain phenomena of English art culture of the past and the present. The methodology of the work is based on the application of historical-logical, analytical and comparative methods. Context and systematic methods make it possible to study the works of Holst, belonging to the "Sanskrit period", in the direct inclusion into the integrity of culture and the system of its organic interconnections. The scientific novelty of the work lies in the fact that for the first time in Ukrainian musicology it illuminates the creative figure of the great British composer of the twentieth century G. Holst in the historical context of the epoch of modernism. Conclusions. The research proves that the composer's appeal to the oriental themes has undergone a serious foundation in the form of a powerful Orientalist tendency of English art, which dates back to the turn of the Middle Ages and reaches a special height at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The influences on the G. Holst's creation of scientific researches by R. W. Frazer, poetry by W. Whitman are revealed; the characteristics of the composer’s works belonging to the Orientalist direction are given; the meaning of the Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda as the central opus of the "Sanskrit period" of the G. Holst’s creation is revealed in the article.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 75-80
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Ukrainian