“Z nutami nuconymi na dalekim Podhalu...” (“Humming melody in the far Polish Tatra Highlands...”) Cover Image

„Z nutami nuconymi na dalekim Podhalu...”
“Z nutami nuconymi na dalekim Podhalu...” (“Humming melody in the far Polish Tatra Highlands...”)

References to Folk Music in Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s “Ciemne ścieżki” (“Dark Paths”) and “Muzyka wieczorem” (“Night Music”)

Author(s): Anna Tenczyńska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz; Iwaszkiewicz’s “Ciemne ścieżki” (“Dark Paths”); Iwaszkiewicz’s “Muzyka wieczorem” (“Night Music”)

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyses various types of references to folk music in several poems by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (“Ciemne ścieżki ” and “Muzyka wieczorem ” poetic volumes). It focuses on the Polish highlanders’ folk music and the music of the Kurpie region, mediated by Karol Szymanowski’s “Pieśni kurpiowskie” (“Kurpian Songs”). Reminiscences of the youth of the lyrical subject and of his past encounters with real people, primarily Szymanowski, have turned out to be one of the main functions of these references, often creating a sylleptical model of the subject. Other functions, quite typical of general relationships between poetry and music, include imitation of selected elements of a musical form or enriching the sonic level of poetical texts etc. Music presented in these poems turns out to be a catalyst for the subject’s memory, unleashing specific strategies of reminiscing and reconstructing the past.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 83-95
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish