Высокий контраст  Без изображений   Размер шрифта:


Forgot your password?


I. Vorob’yov

Verbal text of the cantata «Toast» by S. Prokofiev as a model of Soviet «Liturgy»

The article presents and analyzes the verbal text of Prokofiev’s «Toast» dedicated to Stalin. The author considers this text as a «complicated quasiliturgical structure», which provokes clear semantic parallels with constants of Christian liturgy. The researcher identifies significant «attributes of liturgical continuum» available in «Toast»: Eucharistic sacrament, sacred «reminiscence» and ritual solemnity. Numerous «liturgical» allusions are designed to emphasize the «new religious» idea that pervades the artistic conception of the called composition.

Key words

S. Prokofiev, «Toast», Christian liturgy, «new religiosity», Soviet mythology.