SCORE AS A MESSAGE: ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE COMPOSITIONAL PROCESS OF MIKALOJUS KONSTANTINAS ČIURLIONIS


Textological analysis of musical manuscript seems is one of the most fruitful methods for reconstruction chronology of compositional process. This method known as genetic analysis is usual for literary works. But it is already done a lot to apply this method into music analysis (Vaidman 1987, Rosen 2001). Though there is no one universal technique for revealing genesis of a musical text of composition, main principles are common and successfully applied for critical editions of classical composers. Experience of textological analysis of manuscripts of Lithuanian composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911) is presented in this paper. The “archeology of manuscript” and genesis of compositional process is reconstructed by analysis of all aspects of a musical text of composition.