Jerzy Drozd — a folklorist from Cieszyn Cover Image

Jerzy Drozd — folklorysta cieszyński
Jerzy Drozd — a folklorist from Cieszyn

Author(s): Krystyna Turek
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: The work is devoted to the person of Jerzy Drozd (1907—1981), a pedagogue, singer, conductor, folklorist and organizer of a music life in Cieszyn Silesia. It presents his life and achievements within the scope of hymn, dance and ceremony folklore. Jerzy Drozda’s interests connected with folk cultural tradition were rewarded with works of a source character. They involve: recordings of selected love and family hymns revealed in volumes of "Pieśni ludowe z polskiego Śląska" (v. 3, book 1 and 2), and own works entitled "Wiązanka tańców śląskich", "Dożynki cieszyńskie", "Cieszyński śpiewnik regionalny". The publications contain numerous melodies of hymns and folk dances with their choreographic descriptions and circumstances of their performance. Source materials, obtained directly in the very area and the ones the author knows personally are regarded as the evidence proving richness and variety of folklore and topicality of music culture in Cieszyn region. For a contemporary receiver, folklore works by Jerzy Drozd will remain an important book of knowledge of a traditional social culture, vocal, dance and performing art of the citizens of Cieszyn Silesia, a precious lesson for folk bands and regional groups.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 99-107
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish