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Researches in the history of music in Slovenia

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.08.00  Humanities  Musicology   

Code Science Field
H320  Humanities  Musicology 

Code Science Field
6.04  Humanities  Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music) 
music, history, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, 20th century music, modernism, historical avant-garde, description of sources, bibliography, music theory
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (15)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12243  PhD Matjaž Barbo  Musicology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  495 
2.  23445  PhD Katarina Bogunović Hočevar  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2014  60 
3.  15372  PhD Nataša Cigoj Krstulović  Musicology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  148 
4.  31215  PhD Klemen Grabnar  Musicology  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  122 
5.  13137  PhD Metoda Kokole  Musicology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  427 
6.  13612  PhD Aleš Nagode  Musicology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  338 
7.  19622  PhD Svanibor Pettan  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2014  791 
8.  21771  PhD Gregor Pompe  Musicology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  362 
9.  31853  PhD Tjaša Ribizel Popič  Musicology  Junior researcher  2009 - 2013  78 
10.  09622  PhD Jurij Snoj  Musicology  Head  2009 - 2014  299 
11.  15699  PhD Leon Stefanija  Musicology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  483 
12.  16318  PhD Radovan Škrjanc  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2014  84 
13.  27509  PhD Katarina Šter  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2014  421 
14.  34357  PhD Vesna Venišnik Peternelj  Musicology  Junior researcher  2011 - 2014  22 
15.  29393  PhD Maruša Zupančič  Musicology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  69 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  98,836 
2.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  63,112 
The researches are focussing on music in Slovenia, especially on its historical development from the Middle Ages up to the modern times. They are encompassing documentary, biographical, analytical as well as syntetical research levels. More explicitly the researches include studies in medieval plainchant, polyphonic repertoires up to the end of the 16th century; monograph studies of composers Giacomo Gorzanis, Gabriello Puliti, Antonio Tarsia and J. K. Dolar; a study of the church music in the late Classicism, a study of the role and significance of the choir music up to the World War I, as well as a study on the symphonic music after the World War II.
Significance for science
The extent of research into history of music is on the increase. New findings and interpretations, presented at various conferences, complete and gradually change the existing knowledge. The results of the research carried out within the programme represent a portion of this international scholarly undertaking; they upgrade the knowledge and improve the understanding of the history of music in (central) European regions. Slovenia lies between European East and West, North and South. It was a country of transfer and subject to various influences. The Slovenian musical past cannot be explored without keeping in view what was going on in neighbouring regions. This also implies that the study of central European musical past cannot be complete without the Slovenian portion (e.g., discussions of Carthusian musical practices cannot ignore the collection of plainchant manuscripts from the Charterhouse Žiče/Seitz; functioning of 18th-century opera companies cannot be understood without taking into account their visits to Ljubljana, lying between Gorizia/Gorica and Graz, etc. etc.). The research carried out improved the already existing knowledge of central European musical and cultural history. It must be stressed that many articles written by the members of the programme group were published in English, German or Italian, and that those in Slovenian are equipped with larger English summaries, enabling thus a wide accessibility. The above observations fully apply also to scholarly editions of music (in the series Monumenta artis musicae Sloveniae). Many composers whose complete works have been published in the Monumenta, were active in other European regions as well; their music thus enjoys interest that surpasses the Slovenian boundaries. It must be mentioned that the series Monumenta is strictly bilingual (Slovenian and English), and that the editing of complete works of Gorzani and Puliti is overseen by an international scholarly board.
Significance for the country
As a scholarly undertaking the programme research makes part of the scholarly exploration of (central) European music history. Yet at the same time it possesses a cultural dimension as it deals with music as an essential part of Slovenian cultural history. The Slovenian cultural history cannot be complete without music, cultivated consciously in Slovenian lands from the Middle Ages onwards. Many cultural phenomena were and still are inextricably bound up with music and cannot be explained properly without consideration of their musical aspects. The new History of music in Slovenia, prepared as a part of the programme research, provides a reliable basis for any interdisciplinary approach to specific periods and phenomena of Slovenian cultural history. All the articles and monographs written as results of the programme research relate somehow to Slovenian territory and its cultural history. Thus they represent a contribution to a better understanding of the Slovenian cultural history. It must be stressed that the series Monumenta artis musicae Sloveniae, published since 1983, makes an integral part of modern Slovenian culture: many musicians (choirs, ensembles) perform music edited in the series, which fact must be credited to its existence.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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