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Стоян Джуджев: етноцентризъм или преодоляването му?
Stoyan Djoudjeff: Ethnocentrism or Its Overcoming?

Author(s): Goritza Naydenova
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article continues to examine the written by Stoyan Djoudjeff in the 1930’s, focusing on one particular aspect: the manifestations of ethnocentrism. Examined are the reasons for it and its specific features in Djoudjeff ’s point of view. In his thinking, this trend comes from two directions. On one hand, it’s been enshrined in the science itself, to which he had devoted himself – the music folkloristic was born in the bosom of ideas for the people and of its sublimity. On the other hand, however, this trend was a part of the general cultural situation in Bulgaria in 1930’s and namely in this context Djoudjeff ’s writings have been placed. The overall conclusion is that even in this complex period, in which the circulation of ideas in Bulgaria had created all conditions for the upsurge of the music folkloristic to be on “the crest of a wave”, the scientists in Bulgaria have used it only as far as it strengthened and gave opportunities for the growth of the science itself. During those years, Stoyan Djoudjeff had introduced the Bulgarian Folk Music as a discipline at the Music Academy, which was one of the most important steps towards the creation of his (and in Bulgaria unique) music-theoretical system. In the course of this exposition has been examined Djoudjeff’s position in the discussion for the national musical style, and from then on – the question of the position of Bulgarian music folkloristic in relation to musicology and the musical life in Bulgaria in 1930’s.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 45-69
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Bulgarian