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“Models!” Some Critical Remarks from the Foot of a Mountain to the Global Condition
“Models!” Some Critical Remarks from the Foot of a Mountain to the Global Condition

Author(s): Patrick Becker-Naydenov
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: This contribution critically engages the current state of research on 20th-century Bulgarian music. Based on an interpretation of Konstantin Iliev’s opera The Master of Boyana (1962), the category “model” as an essential fo-cal point for Bulgarian composers and musicologists is outlined. A reading of Georgij Gačev’s concept of accelerated development shows that the significance of models concerning aspects of originality and epigonism goes far beyond the Bulgarian context. Nevertheless, neither post-colonial theory nor the framework of balkanism can fully explain these phenomena. Instead, an approach based on globalism and a reevaluation of institutionalized hierarchies within the discipline musicology is proposed.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 85-94
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English