Miroslav Špiler's Praznična Skica [The Holiday Sketch] as a Paradigm of the Mass Symphonism Cover Image

Praznična skica Miroslava Špilera kao paradigma masovnog simfonizma
Miroslav Špiler's Praznična Skica [The Holiday Sketch] as a Paradigm of the Mass Symphonism

Author(s): Amra Bosnić
Subject(s): Cultural history, Music, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Art
Published by: Muzička akademija Univerziteta u Sarajevu; Muzikološko društvo FBiH
Keywords: Miroslav Špiler; Praznična Skica; mass symphonism; theory of symphonism;

Summary/Abstract: Miroslav Špiler’s Praznična Skica [The Holiday Sketch] was written in 1955, in the early days of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s symphonic musical development. This article will try to define the theoretical framework of the mass symphonism, as objectified in this composition, as an artistic principle of construction that represents the musical form as a process – a metaphor for the “unbroken stream of a musical consciousness” – as established in the musical current through the development of an initial idea. The methodological base for the research is founded in Asafyev’s theory of symphonism, approaching it as a form constructed primarily of established processes that communicate its musical, and its extramusical content as well.

  • Issue Year: XXIV/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 7-30
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bosnian