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Shchetkina-Rosher N. Debussy's and Scryabin's musical orientalism. From the citation to the transformation language

Full text in Russian: Щеткина-Роше Н. Музыкальный ориентализм Скрябина и Дебюсси. От цитирования к трансформации языка
Michel de Montaigne University, Bordeaux, France

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The article devoted to the analysis of the inner form of Scriabin’s musical language, conducted a comparison of the musical language of Scriabin and Debussy, primarily on the basis of the analysis of the origins and nature of their musical orientalism, showing the specificity of cultural and krosscultural impact on the musical language of the Russian and French composers.

Keywords: musical language, language transformation, orientalism, cultural field


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (Russia) and the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), project 09-06-95321а/fr.

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Accepted  17 January 2009. Date of publication: 17 June 2009.

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Shchetkina-Rosher, Nadezhda. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Slavic Studies, Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 University, Bordeaux, France. Postal address: Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3, Domaine universitaire, 33607 Pessac cedex, France.
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Shchetkina-Rosher, N. (2009). Debussy's and Scryabin's musical orientalism. From the citation to the transformation language. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 3(5). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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Shchetkina-Rosher N. Debussy's and Scryabin's musical orientalism. From the citation to the transformation language [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2009. N 3(5). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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