"A Swan Song" of A. Arensky — Incidental Music to Shakespeare’s "The Tempest"


In this paper dedicated to the 150th anniversary of birth of the outstanding Russian musician, the professor of the Moscow Conservatory A. S. Arensky the short review of his life and career is given. Incidental music to Shakespeare’s The Tempest performed in the Maly Theater is the focus of attention. The author of this paper reveals the history of its creation, notes the specific features of dramatic art and the musical material.