New Regional Features in the Hungarian New-Style Songs

Paksa, Katalin (2002) New Regional Features in the Hungarian New-Style Songs. Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 43 (1-2). pp. 93-107. ISSN 0039-3266

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The new style of Hungrian folksongs emerged in the second half of the 19th century. The new-style tunes differ most obviously from the old-style tunes through their structure, which is rounded, architectural. That was a revolutionary change. At the beginning, the new style was the collective style of the youth. As regards the geography, the new style came into being in the central area of the language territory and spread to the surrounding parts and even to some northern neighbouring peoples. It arrived at a delay in Transylvania. The Transylvanian performing style varies by subregion. These features are describing on the basis of the degree of melody ornamentation. Four degrees of embellishment are defined. In Szilágyság, the new-style songs are sung almost like in geographically nearby Great Plain. In the Székely land, musical ornamentation has even less significant role. In Mezőség and Kalotaszeg the new style arrived in a traditional musical context in which ornamentation plays an important role in time-tested old styles, and this technique appears to get incorporated in the performance of new-style songs as well. The layout of ornamentation is basically the same for old- and new-style songs for all dialectal areas. In the urban dance house movement from among the new-style songs the embellished ones are the most fashionable.

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Subjects: M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene
M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene > M10 Theory and philosophy of music / zeneelmélet, muzikológia
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Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 13:09
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