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„Interpretacja rozumiejąca” wedle propozycji semiotyków muzyki
„Understanding interpretation” according to the proposal of music semioticians

Author(s): Bogumiła Mika
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: interpretation; semiotics; music comprehension; narrative composition; Guerino Mazzola; Eero Tarasti

Summary/Abstract: Contemporary world is treated as communication world. Music is understood there as a kind of “message” for which the four stages like conception, realization, perception and reception of a work are extremely important. The very stages are tightly connected with social roles played by the author, performer, listener and critic. Such a traditional model of communication through music tends to undergo various specifications and modifications, depending on preferences an interpreter, musicologist or culture theoretician has. It also constitutes a specific area of interest in the case of music semioticians. The very text concentrates on “an understanding interpretation” within the semiotics of music. It begins from presenting a peculiar “topography of music” pictured by Guerino Mazzola, and recalling the model of a narrative composition by Eero Tarasti to pay the biggest attention to his theses of “music comprehension”. Fourteen theses were discussed in Trasti’s book "Signs of Music" and the fact that they were taken into account constitutes a starting point for any truly valuable music interpretation.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 24-33
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish