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SOURCE:    Manuscript. Tambov: Gramota, 2021. № 12. P. 2782-2786.
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Sting’s Album "If on a Winter’s Night...": at the Crossroads of Musical Traditions

Izergina Alina Rashitovna
Ufa State Institute of Arts named after Zagir Ismagilov

Submitted: 22.10.2021
Abstract. The paper aims to reveal the specificity of classical texts functioning in the modern culture by the example of a studio album "If on a Winter’s Night..." (2009) of a British singer and songwriter Sting. These compositions have not been previously investigated in domestic musicology. The researcher traces the features of postmodernist aesthetics distinguished by a synthesis of artistic traditions, arts, styles and genres. Scientific originality of the study lies in the fact that "third layer" compositions are for the first time analyzed from the viewpoint of an intertextual approach. The article clarifies the approaches to reinterpreting borrowed texts in the new historical and stylistic context. As a result, it is shown that Sting’s music is characterized by a synthesis of academic and mass cultures, oral and written musical traditions, Eastern and Western thinking styles. The ambivalence of original meanings determines conceptual nature of an intertextual dialogue.
Key words and phrases: Стинг, третий пласт, интертекст, аранжировка, постмодернизм, Sting, third layer, intertext, adaptation, postmodernism
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