“Musical material” came into use by musicologists as a simple term, not warranting further explanation or reflection. However, contemporary composer practice has changed traditional views of “musical” and “non-musical”, making necessary this term’s reevaluation. This article is devoted to the new concept of “musical material” in modern German musicology, mainly because it acquires its new […]
Year 10 (2018)
Auditory Analysis: Аn Indispensable Subject in the Music Education or а Trojan Horse of the Exaggerated “Modern” Pedagogy? A New, Additional Pedagogical Tool or a Separate, Independent Subject?
The term “analysis” can be used in many different ways, and take on different meanings: starting from an emphatic new name for dictation exercises in traditional training of solfeggio; going to purely harmonic (in most cases tonal!) оr metric exploration of singularly completed compositional constructions, or meaning a general musical understanding of “formal analysis”, this […]
With this article, the National Music Academy “Professor Pancho Vladigerov” marks the 90-year birth anniversary of the eminent Bulgarian composer Dimitar Tapkov (1929 – 2011). Professor and lector on symphonic orchestration and composition, he was also the Academy Rector (1979 – 1980). His Peace Cantata (1976) brought him international recognition – First Prize at the […]