Latvian Music History in the Context of 20th-century Modernism and Postmodernism. Some Specific Issues of Local Historiography

  • Jānis Kudiņš Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
Keywords: 20th-century music history, modernism, postmodernism, Latvia, local peculiarities and historiography

Abstract

Do the terms “modernism” and “postmodernism” objectively characterize the trends in the music history of the 20th century or are they merely theoretical abstractions? How can they be applied to the music history of specific countries, for example, when analysing a local historical experience? The article will consider these questions primarily to focus on the representation of the modernist and postmodernist aesthetics in the stylistic developments of the 20th-century Latvian music history.

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Author Biography

Jānis Kudiņš, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music

Jānis KUDINŠ (janis.kudins@jvlma.lv) is full-time Professor of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (Department of Musicology). His major interests in musicology are linked with Latvian and Baltic music history, the concepts of Modernism and postmodernism, musical style notion, European popular music (first half of the 20th century).

Published
2018-11-15
How to Cite
Kudiņš, J. (2018). Latvian Music History in the Context of 20th-century Modernism and Postmodernism. Some Specific Issues of Local Historiography. Musicological Annual, 54(2), 97-139. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.2.97-139
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