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Aesthetics behind the concert life of Ljubljana in the 19th century: 1794-1872

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) 
Slovenian musical practice, Slovenian music in the 19th Century, aesthetics of music, sociology of music
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  2010 - 2013  497 
2.  23445  PhD Katarina Bogunović Hočevar  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2011  60 
3.  15372  PhD Nataša Cigoj Krstulović  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2013  148 
4.  31215  PhD Klemen Grabnar  Musicology  Junior researcher  2010 - 2013  122 
5.  13137  PhD Metoda Kokole  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2013  427 
6.  13612  PhD Aleš Nagode  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2013  338 
7.  21771  PhD Gregor Pompe  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2013  362 
8.  31853  PhD Tjaša Ribizel Popič  Musicology  Junior researcher  2010 - 2013  78 
9.  09622  PhD Jurij Snoj  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2013  299 
10.  15699  PhD Leon Stefanija  Musicology  Head  2010 - 2013  483 
11.  32212  PhD Nejc Sukljan  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2013  86 
12.  27509  PhD Katarina Šter  Humanities  Junior researcher  2010  421 
13.  25584  PhD Jernej Weiss  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2013  447 
14.  29393  PhD Maruša Zupančič  Musicology  Researcher  2012  69 
15.  32538  Sara Železnik  Musicology  Researcher  2010 - 2013 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  98,910 
2.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  63,153 
In 1794, the Philharmonic Society was established in Ljubljana. Its main purpose was the organization of music concerts. Concert programs are known since 1811 and there were no better concerts, or equally important institution in Slovenia, till the establishment of the Musical Society Glasbena matica (1872). The Philharmonic Society offered hundreds of concerts. The functioning of the Philharmonic Society and their concerts are preserved through a variety of critical records and notices reported by daily newspapers (Laibacher Zeitung, Illyrisches Blatt). Activities of the Ljubljana Philharmonic Society are indicated in some music historiographical works(Kuret, Philharmonic Society), yet they are almost completely ignored as musical phenomena with aesthetical impact as well as efforts emerging out of certain social background within a period, when the German-speaking cultural space appeared specific with regard to the contemporary philosophical currents resulting in the views on music. By, for instance, E. T. A. Hoffman, R. Schumann, E. Hanslick et al. Their essays and criticism created fertile philosophical background, out of which a reflective platform for specific musical practices emerged and according to which also the music itself was composed. Undoubtedly the music scene in Ljubljana was a part of this process – part of the broader currents of art –and the question arises as from which aesthetic background, either implicitly or explicitly, Ljubljana's concert life took its shape. In the proposed project, the concert programmes of the Philharmonic Society would be interpreted with regard to the then current social and philosophical concepts and the perception of those oncerts will be analyzed, mainly on the basis of the music criticism. - It is expected that the interpretation of musical events in Ljubljana on the social and philosophical background should clarify the cultural atmosphere of the Slovenian capital in the period before the Slovenian nationalism grew strong as one of the most virulent musical concepts.
Significance for science
Scientific research of the project deals with the role and importance of musical life in the 19th century in Ljubljana, the latter seen as being within West Europe or as its constituent part. As to specific aspects in dealing with this connection, results are offered dealing with several periods and topics (institutions as well as individuals) and presented at international meetings of experts. Extra significance is set on regular international cooperation in cataloguing old and new musical sources (RISM, Frankfurt; RILM, New York; RIPM), thus representing our share in world’s music history in a proper manner. An important side-achievement of the project is also the catalogue an important part of the written records of Slovenia’s music bibliography. The analysis of the position of Slovenian music in the 19th century obtained in this way makes further comparative studies possible – in terms of musicology and interdisciplinary research dealing with music.
Significance for the country
V širšem evropskem okviru se zadnja desetletja vzpostavlja potreba po integralnem primerjalnem spoznavanju različnih nacionalnih glasbenih kultur, ki so se razvijale zlasti od 19. stoletja naprej v različne smeri, z različno intenziteto in različnimi rezultati. Pridobljena spoznanja o ustroju glasbene kulture na današnjem Slovenskem v obdobju, ko je bilo to področje tesno vpeto v inerkulturno podobo Avstrijskega Cesarstva, omogoča boljše razumevanje in večjo odprtost za sprejemanje in sintetiziranje kulturnih vplivov v sodobnem globaliziranem svetu. Opravljeno delo na projektu ponuja možnost enakovrednega vključevanja slovenske glasbene kulture v obzorje evropskih in svetovnih muzikoloških študij.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2010, 2011, 2012, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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