Halálfúga: A holokauszt a magyar zenei emlékezetben (1956–1989)

Dalos, Anna (2016) Halálfúga: A holokauszt a magyar zenei emlékezetben (1956–1989). In: Zenetudományi dolgozatok. MTA Bölcsészettudományi Kutatóközpont, Budapest, pp. 221-234.


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Hungarian historiography hasn’t worked up the reception of the Holocaust in the Kádár-era in the last 25 years. Though literary historians analyzed the lacking responses on Imre Kertész’ roman, Fatelessness, in the 1980s, there were no similar attempts to interpret musical compositions and their reception of the same period. My study aims at stopping this gap with analyzing the repertoire of the Holocaust pieces, written between 1957 and 1989 which are of a considerable amount. Focusing on compositions, like Kamilló Lendvay’s symphonic poem, Mauthausen, or István Láng’s orchestral pieces, Laudate hominem, Musica funebre, In memoriam N.N., and on vocal compositions mostly using Miklós Radnóti’s and János Pilinszky’s Holocaust poems, I concentrate on the technical devices and tools of expression which form the memorial character and the ethical message represented by this pieces. In the center of my investigation stands György Kósa’s paradigmatic composition, Todesfugue which was based on Paul Celan’s world famous poem.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holokauszt, Sorstalanság, Paul Celan, Kósa György, Lendvay Kamilló, Láng István, Madarász Iván
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene > M10 Theory and philosophy of music / zeneelmélet, muzikológia
Depositing User: Dr. Anna Dalos
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2017 08:29
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2017 08:29

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