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New Romanticism in Polish Music. Generation 51—Knapik, Krzanowski, Lasoń

  • Kinga KiwałaEmail author
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Part of the Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress book series (NAHP, volume 2)

Abstract

The subject matter of the paper focuses around a problem of “New Romanticism” in Polish music based on the example of works of three composers referred to as the “Stalowa Wola Generation” (the name derives from the place of their debut, i.e. the Young Musicians for the Young Town Festival in Stalowa Wola in 1976) or “Generation 51” (from the year of birth of the composers). They constituted the first generation phenomenon of such significance in Polish music since the debut of “Generation 33” (Penderecki, Górecki and others). The musical style of these young authors was in tune with the Polish popular phenomenon of 1970s of “New Romanticism”, consisting in returning to certain artistic and aesthetic values lost in modernism and the avant-garde. Relying on the examples of mostly earlier works of Eugeniusz Knapik, Aleksander Lasoń and Andrzej Krzanowski, an attempt is made to interpret the “syndrome” of this phenomenon—including the return to melodics, neo-modality and tonality, and the humanistic message of the compositions.

Keywords

Genre Category Polish Composer Melodic Line String Quartet Ambiguous Symbol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Music in KrakówKrakówPoland

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