Event Title

Mythological figures ‘the myth of Orpheus’ in World and Albanian musical creativity

Session

Modern Music, Digital Production and Management

Description

Mythology has played an integral part of every culture in the World explaining different social and natural phenomena in every civilization. It played a vital role in the development of classical music in different eras as an inspiration and basic material for some of music’s greatest masterpieces, especially operas. Scientific researches have proven that mythological figures such as the figures of the Orpheus and beautiful Eurydice have been and remain an inspiring motif in the oral creativity of peoples and the artistic musical creativity. Orpheus character was present in operas of Baroque Era (J. Peri, G. Caccini, C. Monteverdi, C. W. Gluck etc.) in which the Orpheus was seen as a metaphor for the synthesis of the arts. Even in the Albanian folk creativity we are shown mythological figures such as muse, mountain fairy, witch, sylph, jinn, etc. which appear in our rich folklore through stories and songs. The lyre of Orpheus, the sazes of Arshik Ekrem, the Flute of Tana, as well as folklore features, instruments and traditions in different cultures of the World are stories and melody belonging to a ‘multicultural’ society, because humanity is united by music and love.

Keywords:

mythology, music, opera, Orpheus, Albanian literature, Arshik Ekrem.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

First Page

1

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.131

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Mythological figures ‘the myth of Orpheus’ in World and Albanian musical creativity

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Mythology has played an integral part of every culture in the World explaining different social and natural phenomena in every civilization. It played a vital role in the development of classical music in different eras as an inspiration and basic material for some of music’s greatest masterpieces, especially operas. Scientific researches have proven that mythological figures such as the figures of the Orpheus and beautiful Eurydice have been and remain an inspiring motif in the oral creativity of peoples and the artistic musical creativity. Orpheus character was present in operas of Baroque Era (J. Peri, G. Caccini, C. Monteverdi, C. W. Gluck etc.) in which the Orpheus was seen as a metaphor for the synthesis of the arts. Even in the Albanian folk creativity we are shown mythological figures such as muse, mountain fairy, witch, sylph, jinn, etc. which appear in our rich folklore through stories and songs. The lyre of Orpheus, the sazes of Arshik Ekrem, the Flute of Tana, as well as folklore features, instruments and traditions in different cultures of the World are stories and melody belonging to a ‘multicultural’ society, because humanity is united by music and love.