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[Polish] Musicology Today
This year’s issue of “Musicology Today” is dedicated
to the most important musicological research projects
launched, continued or completed in the last five years.
Naturally, the projects discussed in this volume do not
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A New Perspective
for Polish Musicology?
Musicology Today • Vol. 10 • 2013
Polyphonic Music in Fragments:
A New Perspective for Polish Musicology?
Seventy five sources of polyphonic music written prior
to c.1500 are preserved in Polish libraries1. This sounds
like an impressive number, bearing in mind the enormous
losses suffered by Poland throughout its history. It should
also be remembered that composing polyphony required
bleue. Mélanges offerts au Professeur Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger (pp. 35–44). Berne-Berlin-Bruxelles-Frankfurt am Main-New York, Oxford-Wien: Peter Lang (extended version of the paper of 2003). Helman, Z., Wróblewska-Straus, H. (2007). The Date of Chopin’s Arrival in Paris, Musicology Today . Vol. 4, pp. 95–103. Helman, Z., Wróblewska-Straus, H. (2010). Briefe Chopins im Historischen Archiv der Stadt Köln. In: E. Szczurko, T. Guz (Eds.), Fryderyk Chopin – Sein und Werk / Being and Work (pp. 113–132). Berne-Berlin-Bruxelles-Frankfurt am Main-New York, Oxford
The journal Biserica Ortodoxă Română [The Romanian Orthodox Church] was founded on November 17, 1873, at the initiative of Romania’s Primate Metropolitan Nifon Rusailă (1789-1875). The aim of the publication – whose first issue was launched on October 1, 1874 – was to inform the clergy and believers about the activity of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church. In the 146 years since the publication of its first issue, the journal’s contributors have included outstanding personalities of the Romanian Orthodoxy, such as Priest-Professors Dumitru Stăniloae, Ioan G. Coman, Ene Branişte, Liviu Stan, Mircea Păcurariu, Ion Bria a.o. Church music was present in the journal’s pages both through articles, studies and reviews, and through scores of choral or psaltic works written by Church servants among whom Bishop Melchisedec Ștefănescu of Roman at the end of the 19th century, or Deacon Grigore Panțiru, Professor Nicolae Lungu, Priest-Professor Gheorghe Șoima, Archd. Sebastian Barbu-Bucur, Ph.D., Priest-Professors Constantin Drăgușin, Nicu Moldoveanu, Alexie Buzera a.o. in the 20th century. This paper summarizes these contributions and shows how the change of political regime in mid-20th-century Romania influenced the topics of the articles and the religious musical works published in the journal of the Romanian Patriarchate.
The article is an attempt to present important categories of composer Paweł Szymański’s musical language, based on his self-analytical statements, which were in major part answers to musicologists’ questions. Luciano Berio pointed out why the situation of a composer who would like to address questions about his or her music is difficult - a lack of necessary detachment would be one of the reasons. A musicologist, on the other hand, is tempted to construct their own supposedly objective analytical view of a composer’s musical language. The dialogistic approach proposed by anthropological musicology may be a solution to these dilemmas. Other main topics mentioned in the article are related to the role of meta-concepts in Szymański’s musical language.
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The texts collected in this issue of “Musicology Today”
are the outcome of a conference entitled The Musical
Languages of Contemporary Polish Composers: Self-
Reflections, organised on 25th–26th September 2015
in Warsaw by the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP),
The Polish Society for Musical