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Chopin and His World$
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Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691177755

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.001.0001

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Karol Kurpiński on the Musical Expression of Polish National Sentiment

Karol Kurpiński on the Musical Expression of Polish National Sentiment

(p.171) Karol Kurpiński on the Musical Expression of Polish National Sentiment
Chopin and His World
John Comber

Halina Goldberg

Princeton University Press

This chapter studies the work of one of Poland's leading opera composers, Karol Kurpińnski, who devoted a good deal of thought to the relationship between text and music. Kurpińnski's observations often concerned broader questions of mimesis and expression, especially as they relate to music's ability to convey national sentiments. Kurpińnski wanted to understand how music can portray a specific character or narrative whether text is present or absent. In his writings, Kurpińnski advocated the use of familiar musical gestures and topics, as well as musical quotations, to create musical narratives, but he warned that they needed to be used in a manner that results in a continuous, flowing speech.

Keywords:   Karol Kurpińnski, Poland, opera composer, text, music, national sentiments, musical gestures, musical quotations

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