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Społeczne determinanty odbioru muzyki
Social determinants of music reception

Author(s): Bogumiła Mika
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: Music, being a sphere of symbolic culture, undergoes a whole complex system of social and psychosocial conditions, and needs to be placed within its social frame. Music reception, as any other art reception, is thus a multidimensional process covering both the sensual reception, as well as correct “interpretation of the work”, its interpretation, and acquisition. What is more, music, in a sense, constituting, a component of society and social activity, can be conditioned by the latter as well. The complexity of the subject-matter places it within the sphere of music sociologists’, psychologists’ and aesthetics’ interests. All of them, and each from his/her own perspective, distinguish specific determinants of music reception, modifying this process focal to our interest, and differentiating it from an adequate reception (typical of professionals) to the naïve one. The knowledge of such determinants seems to be necessary in the case of students working as music teachers in the future because it is their role to educate a candidate well-prepared to receive the “art of sounds”, face the very social conditions, and take an effort to positively influence what has already been shaped in the young generation.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-23
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish