Dumka (Musical Genre)

Dumka (Musical Genre)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dumka (Ukrainian:, d mka, plural, d mky) is a musical term introduced from the Ukrainian language, with cognates in other Slavic languages. Originally, it is the diminutive form of the Ukrainian term duma, pl. dumy, "a Slavic (specifically Ukrainian) epic ballad ... generally thoughtful or melancholic in character." Ukrainian and other Slavic classical composers drew on the harmonic patterns in the folk music of their countries to inform their more formal classical compositions. The composition of dumky became popular after the publication of an ethnological study and analysis and a number of illustrated lectures were made by the Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko in 1873 and 1874 in Kiev and Saint Petersburg.
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Phon
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136352109
  • 9786136352107