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Krzysztof Penderecki w kręgu tradycji obrzędowości religijnej Wschodu i Zachodu
Krzysztof Penderecki in the circle of religious ceremony tradition of the East and the West

Author(s): Regina Chłopicka
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The work aims to show the relationship between the 20th century Polish music and thetradition of religious ceremony of the East and the West, on the basis of the works byKrzysztof Penderecki, a contemporary composer. The relations in question concern, amongother things, the subject-matter, the choice of verbal texts, references to particular religiouscelebrations (formal structures and means used in them) and their functions, and, finally,references to the music symbolism connected with the sphere of the sacred strengthened inthe tradition. In works by Krzysztof Penderecki, the very references are strongly diversifieddespite the fact that it is connections with the tradition of the West that dominate, and theaim of the composer is to “re-construct a metaphysical space of man damaged by the 20thcentury cataclysms”.

  • Page Range: 170-177
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: Polish