"Experience of the subject" and "musical melancholy" - on two verses by Witold Wirpsza Cover Image

„Doświadczenie podmiotu” i „muzyczna melancholia” – o dwóch wierszach Witolda Wirpszy
"Experience of the subject" and "musical melancholy" - on two verses by Witold Wirpsza

Author(s): Martyna Mizerkiewicz
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Music, Studies of Literature, Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Fundacja Pro Scientia Publica
Keywords: Witold Wirpsza; music; poetry; melancholy; subject; war literature; musicality; rhythm; concert; Wierszopisarstwo;

Summary/Abstract: "Experience of the subject" and "musical melancholy" are the two most important aspects of Witold Wirpsza's early creativity. Poems from 1945 – Rhythm and Koncert, should be interpreted in the context of another poem from the volume Mały gatunek – Wierszopisarstwo, in which the poet searches for suitable means to express his emotions. The most important elements of musical work - rhythm and melody - are a paradigm for Wirpsza. He treats them in an innovative way - an individual can externalize their emotions with their help. An attempt to describe feelings allows an indivudual to free themself from fear. The individual finds internal balance, but traumatic experiences mean that melancholy music remains.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 594-600
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish