SERGEI RACHMANINOFF’S “SYMPHONIC DANCES” AND MIKHAIL BULGAKOV’S “THE MASTER AND MARGARITA”


Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances” and Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita”, is a clear sign of parallel thoughts of two artists. Perceived as a ‘dialogue’ of kin souls, owing to the historical synchronic thinking, give nascence to genial paradigms of pertaining to the general mankind theme. Resemblances constitute similar motivations to write these opuses, preconditions of creation, their stage fate or painful road to readers/spectators, creative traumas and the tragedy of loneliness reflected in these works. The opuses also share:
• autobiographic character
• utmost emotionality emptied from sentimentality
• combination of lyrical-psychological, epical and mystical-fantastical lines
• Appeal to two temporal platforms: to the past and a modern world;
• The fight of the forces of light with the forces of evil ends with the apotheosis of the latter;
• The common feature- danceability, as a leading icon and symbol
• In “Symphonic Dances” the presence of leitmotifs, and in the novel, the presence of the main hero and his prophetic mission
• The tragic artistism and a symbolist way of thinking, characteristic for the decadence world outlook of the silver century of Russia.