Who is The Refugee by the Cradle? Some Thoughts about the Song by Anton Lajovic

  • Katarina Šter Institute of Musicology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Keywords: Anton Lajovic, Oton Župančič, Begunka pri zibeli [The Refugee by the Cradle], song, the First World War

Abstract

The present article opens some new questions about Begunka pri zibeli [The Refugee by the Cradle], one of Anton Lajovic’s best and most expressive songs for voice and piano, which was also connected with the historical events by the Soča/Isonzo front in the First World War. Special attention is given to the original literary text by Oton Župančič. His allusions to the painting of the Virgin Mary from the place of pilgrimage Sveta gora near Gorica/Gorizia, which also shared the refugee’s fate, could bring new insights into the identity of the “refugee by the cradle”.

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Author Biography

Katarina Šter, Institute of Musicology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Katarina ŠTER (katarina@zrc-sazu.si) is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Musicology ZRC SAZU. Her work is focused primarily on the medieval monastic musical traditions and the relationship between text and music in vocal music. She presented numerous papers at the international conferences and published a monograph on the subject of the Carthusian chant, together with several articles in musicological and other journals. Recently, she was enaged in research of the relationship between the Carthusians and other traditions within the postdoctoral project funded by the Slovenian Research Agency, as well as with two Swiss scholarships (Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship; International Short Visits scholarship of Swiss National Science Foundation) intended for research at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.

Published
2018-06-29
How to Cite
ŠterK. (2018). Who is The Refugee by the Cradle? Some Thoughts about the Song by Anton Lajovic. Musicological Annual, 54(1), 31-48. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.1.31-48
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