Musical Work Analysis

An Epistemological Debate

ISBN: 978-3-631-57386-0
Liczba stron: 216
Rok wydania: 2008
Wydania: 1 (Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main)

Maciej Gołąb

Professor and director of the Institute of Musicology, University of Wrocław. He specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century music history and theory, Chopin studies and methodology of musicological research. His last monographs include “Chopins Harmonik. Chromatik in ihrer Beziehung zur Tonalität” (Köln 1995), “Józef Koffler. Compositional Style and Source Documents” (Los Angeles 2004), “Twelve Studies in Chopin. Style, Aesthetics and Reception” (Frankfurt am Main 2014) and “Musical Modernism. Between Continuation, Innovation and Change of Phonosystem” (Frankfurt am Main 2015).

“Musical Work Analysis. An Epistemological Debate” is a holistic approach to the cognitive theory of the musical work. The book develops some of Roman Ingarden’s concepts on the epistemology of an actually existing work of music. The author outlines an epistemological theory of the musical work by discussing the role of musical analysis in modern musicology, defining sources and objects of epistemological activity, formulating a systematization of analytical terms, issues and methods, both normative and descriptive, and addressing the relation between analysis and interpretation of a musical work. The book was published in Polish language in two editions (Wrocław 2003 and Toruń 2012) and awarded by the Polish Ministry of National Education (2004).