“Novelty” and its value in music or following Dahlhaus... Cover Image

„Nowość” i jej wartość w muzyce, czyli podążając tropem Dahlhausa...
“Novelty” and its value in music or following Dahlhaus...

Author(s): Bogumiła Mika
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: The author, following the trace of considerations by Carl Dahlhaus, an outstanding musicologist, ponders over the value of “novelty” in music, and the usefulness of such categorizing in a historical perspective of the history of the “art of sound”. She contrasts the category of “novelty” in music with the category of “old music”, reminds of the dates considered to be the most significant for the understanding of the turns in artistic music. Following Dahlhaus, she also enumerates the most important features of “new music” and raises the issue of the reception of music conditioned by the perspective of novelty. In conclusion, the author reminds us that novelty is above all the historical category whereas classicism the esthetic category, that novelty is more like an event than work. She also underlines that taking into account the category of novelty in music is an indispensable element of a didactic activity of a pedagogue dealing with the history of the “art of sound”.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 67-79
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish
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