The folk musical culture of Śląsk Cieszyński with special reference to Beskid Śląski. The song folklore of Istebna, Koniaków and Jaworzynka – sources of the repertoire and their transformations Cover Image
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Ludowa kultura muzyczna Śląska Cieszyńskiego ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem Beskidu Śląskiego. Folklor pieśniowy Istebnej, Koniakowa i Jaworzynki – źródła repertuarowe a ich transformacje
The folk musical culture of Śląsk Cieszyński with special reference to Beskid Śląski. The song folklore of Istebna, Koniaków and Jaworzynka – sources of the repertoire and their transformations

Author(s): Magdalena Szyndler
Subject(s): Anthropology, Music, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: folk musical culture of Śląsk Cieszyński; folk music; Beskid Śląski
Summary/Abstract: The present monograph is a reflection of the author’s interests which were pursued for many years, which eventually resulted in the research in the musical folklore of Śląsk Cieszyński (especially in places located in its southern part i.e. Beskid Śląski – Istebna, Jaworzynka, Koniaków). It constitutes a natural continuation of previous explorations devoted to the vocal folklore of the Polish minority in Zaolzie (the part of Śląsk Cieszyński which today is a part of the Czech Republic). The purpose of the dissertation was to separate the present phase of the evolution of folk musical repertoire of the aforementioned area in the folklore – folklorism – folk perspective. Therefore the author’s idea had to do with a monographical treatment of the song repertoire in the genre-related and horizontal perspective (a musicological perspective and also an analysis according to the function and the content) and the establishment of its peculiar properties by conducting a comparative analysis of the early material (songbooks which were published since the end of the 19th century), the Zaolzie material and the material that was collected during the field research conducted in the years 2011–2015 in the Trójwsie area (Istebna, Jaworzynka, Koniaków – individual and group interviews). Moreover, the publication features descriptions of the transformations of source folklore – the folk and hybrid material. The author could not disregard the historical and political perspective (hence a chapter devoted to history), which exerted a decisiveinfluence upon the development of the changes and transformations of folk culture (and ofother types of culture as well). The last chapter contains the results of research in the familiarity of the children and young people from the schools of Śląsk Cieszyński (sixth-grade elementary school pupils and third-grade gimnazjum pupils) with the folk repertoire, which complement the present state and the functioning of musical folklore in the area that was discussed. A further merit of the work consists in the fact that until now no monograph devoted to a similar theme was published.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3126-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3125-6
  • Page Count: 364
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish