Music Language of Zeqirja Ballata in Piano Work “Echi Delle Montagne Maledette”

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Indira Çipa


Zeqirja Ballata (1943), a Kosovar composer, is in step with the works of his time, more precisely belonging to the postmodernist period. Throughout his musical opus, he showed consistency to the contemporary stylistic elements of the second half of the twentieth century. Among the 157 musical works by the Kosovar composer Zeqirja Ballata, this paper brings the results of the analysis of the musical language used in Echi delle Montagne Maledette. The work in question is atonal, with dominant dissonance followed by short consonance. Comparing with other piano works of Z. Ballata, this work has less dissonant elements. The purpose of this study is to identify stylistic compositional characteristics, and evaluate their impact on the promotion of the contemporeanous style, for which, the analytic format of T. Mançev (2001) served as a theoretical base. The type of research is case study. Employing a qualitative research method, or analysis, the work was analysed including the following musical parameters: general and historical data of the piece, structure, linear expression, consonant structures, rhythm and its components, dynamics and synthesis of musical parameters in the process of concretization. The paper also contains notation tables and examples illustrating concretization moments.

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