• Gregor Pompe University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
Keywords: modernism, innovative compositional techniques


Viewed from a historical perspective, the twentieth century appears to have largely broken with the fundamental traits that marked the nineteenth century. In some respects, however, certain specific characteristics were enhanced. This is particularly true of the emphasised subjectivism and the drive to innovate. Both of these premises arise from the Romantic desire for the characteristic, for that which is new each time and subjectively marked.


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Author Biography

Gregor Pompe, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

Gregor POMPE ( studied German language, comparative literature and musicology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, where he concluded his doctoral thesis in 2006. In his researches, he is interested in the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, musical theatre and semantics of music. He wrote several books and is active also as a music critic.

How to Cite
PompeG. (2018). Foreword. Musicological Annual, 54(2), 5-12.