Double-Choir Music by Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern (1594-1648): Differences between Compositions Preserved in the Sammlung Bohn and the Levoča Music Collection

The compositions for double choir by the Silesian composer Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern (1594 – 1648) were preserved in primary sources exclusively as manuscripts. Because they never appeared in print, there are differences between the various versions of his pieces. By comparing his selected compositions preserved in the “Sammlung Bohn” and in the “Levoča Music […]

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Distribution Routes of Philippe de Monte’s and Jacob Regnart’s Oeuvre in the Territory of Present-day Slovakia in the 16th and the 17th Century

The study focuses on the reception of the oeuvre of two important musicians of the High Renaissance, namely Philippe de Monte and Jacob Regnart (both active at the imperial court of Rudolf II), in the territory of present-day Slovakia, i.e. in the territory of historical Hungary in the 16th and the 17th century. Through handwritten […]

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Round-Table Musicological Discussion at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University

During the Week of Science and Technology, musicological departments also prepared noteworthy events. On 10 November 2015, the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava housed a scientific event organized by its Department of Musicology on Thematic Catalogues and Databases of Early Music, focusing on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. The […]

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The Evangelist in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion: a Comparison of its Concertante and Scenic Interpretation

The study traces the differences in the two possible forms of interpreting the character of the Evangelist in a scenic and in a concertante performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s passion.  It is based on the analysis of the text and on the musical and scenic arrangement of the passions in Bach’s oeuvre.

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Perspectives of the Reconstruction of the Cithara Sanctorum (1636) and of Editing Georgius Tranoscius’ Hymns

The anniversary of the Reformation brought about several editorial projects in 2017, which made several sources connected to this significant event available to today’s readers. They can serve as an inspiration for editing local sources and, at the same time, as a commitment to implement similar projects in Slovakia as well. Cithara Sanctorum (CS) is […]

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Samuel Capricorn’s Scelta Musicale: the Methodological and Editorial Problems in Preparing its Urtext Edition

The posthumously published collection of eight sacred motets for solo voice and one or two instruments did not get preserved in its complete form. However, it can be reconstructed from several preserved handwritten copies whose confrontation reveals various versions of the compositions, as well as other alterations and corrections made by the copyists. The editor […]

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From Bratislava´s Lyra to Czechoslovakia has talent. Music in Bratislava in the period from 1966 to 2010

In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, performances of world-class artists have always taken place. In the period from 1948 to 1963 most of the significant performances of jazz and popular artists took place in Prague. After 1963, when Chris Barber (Great Britain) performed in Bratislava, the city became the center of important jazz and popular […]

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Postwar Musical Modernism in East and West

This essay outlines the role of modernist musical techniques in the postwar period and, more specifically, considers their function as a symbol for cultural opposition in communist countries. It defines a particularly influential technique in modernist music, examines several reasons why this technique was appealing to postwar composers, and compares the practice of this music […]

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Rock subculture in Bratislava

Although the Bratislava rock subculture was established in the late 1950s, the bands were given the opportunity to perform professionally only in 1963. On the one hand, rock pushed jazz out as a genre, on the other hand, there were various censorship problems. The Bratislava rock subculture changed from hard rock to art rock, bans […]

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Lukáš Oravec, mainstream personality of Slovak jazz

In this paper the author analyzes basic stylistic tendency in jazz after the year 2000. In the confrontation with foreign trends it points to the specifics of the Slovak jazz development. The core of the work is an analysis of the composition Moonday written by trumpeter Lukáš Oravec from the second studio album – Piotrology […]

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On the Slovak Rock Songs’ Lyrics

In recent years, the quality of the contemporary songs’ lyrics has been affected by the massive pop culture influence predominantly from English-speaking countries. This survey-based study tries to identify the most popular Slovak rock songs and to determine if their lyrics play a role in the musical preferences of young people in Slovakia. According to the survey results, […]

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Miles Davis – From Bebop to Hip Hop. The Fifties

Tonality, which began in Europe, challenges the Second Viennese School of Schöenberg, Webern and Berg, again strongly reinforces the American pop music, while tonal feeling of jazz already with bebop elements (chromaticisms, bitonality, seconds, expansion of forms and structures) were in crisis and it started in the 50s its own way; a path that indicates […]

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Editorial 1/2012

Dear Readers We are delighted to present the new issue on interdisciplinary relationships in music sociology, management and physiology. Contributions are provided by external doctoral students Zuzana Balazsházyová-Ben Lassoued and Anna Hrindová and students of the musicology department, who participated last year in the Faculty of Philosophy’s competition run by Comenius University as part of […]

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Penetration of Jazz into Various Genres and Subcultures

Jazz is a universal music that has influenced many generations and still attracts new audiences. Although it was developing autonomously along with popular and classical music, its development has been progressively absorbed into different musical genres and styles. Jazz penetration into other genres culminated in the 1960s with its expansion into pop music. The 1970s […]

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Conference: European Jazz Personalities

Conference European Jazz Personalities, 22nd-24th April 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Jazz Appreciation Month Department of Musicology, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University, Gondova 2, 814 99 Bratislava Call for papers European Jazz Personalities Department of Musicology, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University is announcing an international conference of European Jazz Personalities which will take place in Bratislava from April 22nd to the 24th 2013. […]

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“I ain’t playing no jazz” – Towards the musical style of The Zawinul Syndicate

Joe Zawinul’s 55-year musical career was marked by three major periods: his stint with Cannonball Adderley (1961–1970), the ensemble Weather Report (1970 – ca. 1986) and his own The Zawinul Syndicate (1988–2007). Thus considered, his stylistic development began with hard bop and soul, paving the way for his own debut jazz-rock recordings (1966), then continuing […]

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Editorial 1/2013

Dear readers, The first jazz conference in Slovakia has been held in April 2013. Scholars from Slovakia, Italy, the USA, Canada, Austria, Germany, Poland, Macedonia and France  met in the friendly atmosphere. Since the official language of the conference was English we will gradually publish individual contributions from key lectures and discussion´s topics in Slovak so we can spread the new information  further. The first […]

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Editorial 2/2015

Sorry, this entry is only available in Slovensky. Abstracts are available in English.

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Editorial 1/2010

Sorry, this entry is only available in Slovensky. Abstracts are available in English.

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On Musical Material: Serialism and “Materialdenken”

Writings about the material of music have been a part of European music theory for nearly 2000 years, but they were especially prominent in theoretical writings that accompanied the serial music of the 1950s and 60s. In their efforts to dismantle traditional compositional techniques and build a new music from the most basic elements, many […]

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