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Česká notácia na Slovensku v období stredoveku
Czech Notation in Slovakia in the Medieval Period

Author(s): Eva Veselovská
Subject(s): Music, Local History / Microhistory, Middle Ages
Published by: Ústav hudobnej vedy Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: Slovakia; Bohemia; medieval times; notation; codex; fragment

Summary/Abstract: An important fact has been highlighted in recent times by the complex source study of medieval musical codices and fragments from the territorial area of Slovakia: written culture in the late 14th century and throughout the 15th century in the Slovak area was strongly under the infl uence of the learned culture of Bohemia. We have registered the direct impact of the Czech scribal tradition on the evolution of notation practice in Slovakian written sources, particularly within the time period 1370 – 1520. Th e codices, and some tens of fragments, which give documentary evidence of Czech notation in our geographical space were taken as a research topic, together with systematisation, analysis and evaluation of all currently known and processed musical sources from the Slovak area. Th e aim of research was to systematise knowledge of source materials, as well as establishing the fundamental structural features of Czech notation in Slovakia.

  • Issue Year: 2/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 173-206
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Slovak