Silence in the Works of Tomasz Sikorski in the Context of the Late Style Cover Image
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Cisza i milczenie w twórczości Tomasza Sikorskiego a problem stylu późnego
Silence in the Works of Tomasz Sikorski in the Context of the Late Style

Author(s): Marek Dolewka
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article constitutes an attempt at exploring the elements of the late style in the works of Tomasz Sikorski (1939–1988) in the context of the concepts developed by Joseph N. Straus and Ryszard D. Golianek. This exploration is focused primarily on the issue of silence in Sikorski’s music, which has been remarked upon by numerous scholars. On the basis ofliterature review, the author enumerates the functions fulfilled by silence in Sikorski’s worksand discusses them in a case study of one of Sikorski’s pieces—Na smyczki (For Strings),1970. Due to the fact that silence, as well as the other features of the late style, are presentthroughout the entirety of Sikorski’s mature oeuvre, it is difficult to determine whether itis possible to talk about the late style in his case. On the one hand, it is a testament to theoriginality of Sikorski’s works, but on the other hand, it testifies to the numerous problemsconnected with attempts at describing the characteristic features of the late style.

  • Page Range: 57-75
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish