Зусман Н.Д. Музыка
F. Werfel about G. Verdi (based on the composition «Verdi. Novel of the opera») (by Zusman V. G., Zusman N. D.). In this paper the cultural opposition «Verdi - Wagner» is discussed. The opposition is described by the Austrian writer Franz Werfel in his «Verdi. Novel of the opera». Werfel compares the artistic world and the personality of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi with the German composer Richard Wagner. The author comes to conclusion, that the principle of melody, the power of an individual human voice expressed in the music of Verdi are much more important than the combined force of the instruments in the orchestra of Wagner.
The authors of the conference papers reflect on such issues as the common and the specific traits of speech and music, the functions of rhythmic-melodic structure of the literary text, methods of teaching students foreign languages via music and films, styles and genres of music and music within culture in general.