Construction of Polish National Identity through Music. Analysis of Stanisław Moniuszko’s

Budowanie polskiej tożsamości narodowej poprzez muzykę. Analiza kreowanej w prasie śląskiej recepcji "Halki" Stanisława Moniuszki w inscenizacjach...
Construction of Polish National Identity through Music. Analysis of Stanisław Moniuszko’s "Halka" Silesian Reception Created in the Press...

Author(s): Maja Drzazga-Lech
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Upper Silesia as an intersubjective cultural space, Polish cultural identity, reception, symbol of Polishness

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyses the process of reception of the Polish national opera "Halka", which was written by Stanisław Moniuszko during the times when Polish statehood did not exist. The author attempts to present how the socio-political and cultural context of reception can transform its national/social content. The musical piece in question has been also added new meanings, important for Silesian ethnic group that inhabited the region of the Silesian Opera’s cultural impact. Reviews, papers, as well as brief newspaper mentions, were the main object of the analysis. The specificity of the material under the analysis necessitated the usage of the QDA Miner software.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 94-113
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish