Benjamin Ipavec‘s Solo Songs on German Texts: Slovenian Patriot to German Muse

  • Aleš Nagode University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
Keywords: Benjamin Ipavec, Song, German poetry, multiculturality

Abstract

Benjamin Ipavec is deemed to be the key composer of Slovenian nationalistic movement in the 19th Century. But he also composed solo songs with piano accompaniment on German texts. He is typical representative of musical “biedermeier”. He attempted to achieve the synthesis of perfect form and profound emotional expression.

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Author Biography

Aleš Nagode, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

Aleš NAGODE (ales.nagode@ff.uni-lj.si) graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, Department of Musicology in 1991. In 1993 he started working as a junior researcher at the Institute of Musicology at the Scientific Research Centre of the SASA, where he was elected research assistant. In 1995 he completed his master’s course at the Faculty of Arts with the thesis Six Latin Masses by Venčeslav Wratny. In the same year he became instructor at the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts. He received his doctor’s degree in 1997 with the thesis Cecilianism in Slovenia as a Musical, Cultural and Social Question. In 1998 he was elected assistant professor in the field of musicology. – The focus of his research work has been the Slovenian church music in 18th and 19th century.

Published
2018-06-29
How to Cite
NagodeA. (2018). Benjamin Ipavec‘s Solo Songs on German Texts: Slovenian Patriot to German Muse. Musicological Annual, 54(1), 23-30. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.1.23-30
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