Slovenian Music in the First Decade after the Second World War – In Search of Socialist Realism

  • Gregor Pompe University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
Keywords: socialist realism, Slovenian music, twentieth-century music

Abstract

After the Second World War, Slovenia became a part of socialist Yugoslavia, which, following the example of the Soviet Union, scrutinised art from an ideological perspective. Previous studies of the influence of the new social system on Slovenian music have not discovered any distinct and direct political interventions in musical life, so it is reasonable to enquire whether such influences can be identified in the works of Slovenian composers from the first decade after the end of the Second World War. It turns out that demands and solutions were rather ambivalent and arbitrary; some composers, particularly those who continued traditional musical expression, did not adapt their aesthetic principles, while a change in style is observed especially in those composers who had endorsed the new music before the war.

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Author Biography

Gregor Pompe, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

Gregor POMPE (gregor.pompe@ff.uni-lj.si) 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.

Published
2018-11-15
How to Cite
Pompe, G. (2018). Slovenian Music in the First Decade after the Second World War – In Search of Socialist Realism. Musicological Annual, 54(2), 187-208. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.2.187-208
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