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Милена Шушулова Павлова: „Музика и публики. Нови концепции за отвореност“
Milena Shushulova-Pavlova: Music and Audiences. New Concepts of Openness

Author(s): Elisaveta Valchinova-Chendova, Todor Petev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Review, General Reference Works, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Scientific Life, Book-Review
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The book deals with topical contemporary musical practices and processes of musical communication. The fundamental to the art of music problem of communication is commented on. Music is communication and in this light, actual processes and contemporary musical and cultural practices in the field of the so-called ‘classical’ or ‘art’ music are treated. Drawing on serious literature, related directly or indirectly to the subject matter, the author formulates and considers in all their bearings several significant issues pertaining to the digital breakthrough, the role of the social media, public interest, analysis of audiences, etc., as social and cultural phenomena of enormous psychological effect, shaping new practices and audiences. Contemporary music education and that of young audiences are highlighted. The sociological survey conducted by the author and her analysis of the results is central to the study. The text is dialogical, intended for various readerships, which is yet another advantage to this book. Apart from the viewpoint of the musicologist, we provide the opinion of Prof. Dr Todor Petev, a renowned Bulgarian sociologist, the doyen of mass communications studies (1944–14 October 2015). In his opinion, the analysis of good cases and the innovative music educational endeavours (al fresco grand concerts in public areas in Europe) is the book’s strong side. Another fresh thematic line is that of the young audiences (the analyses of the survey of students, Ch. 10). It is gratifying to see that the author leaves the ending open to interpretation by readers, enabling them to continuously provide an infinite amount of new examples.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 108-111
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian