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„Съвършеният капелмайстор“ на Йохан Матезон – повратна точка в историята на идеите за музиката
Mattheson’s The Complete Music Director – a Turning Point in History of Ideas on Music

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

Summary/Abstract: The paperdiscusses the fundamental Mattheson’s work The Complete Music Director (Der vollkommene Capellmeister) in the context of the historical transition from the Baroque era (17th century) to the landmark of musical aesthetics (19th century). In developing the postulates setting up by the doctrine of affects Mattheson reveals perspectives for re-thinking the questions about content and form in music. Without destroying the Baroque paradigm related to the concept of affect, The Complete Music Director offers a new hierarchy of the musical means of expression where the melody goes to the fore. The relation between vocal and instrumental music is of a particular importance. It is examined by Mattheson in a way that leads directly to some basic ideas of the musical aesthetics coming into being with Hanslick’s The Beautiful in Music (Vom Musikalisch Schönen).

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 124-132
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian