Eva Veselovská: Catalogus fragmentorum cum notis musicis medii aevi e civitate Kesmarkini

20191003_Tomus_V_obalkaThe fifth volume of the Catalogus fragmentorum cum notis musicis medii aevi in Slovacia edition is the new publication, which aims at making the oldest sources of music culture from the Slovak area more accessible, features the oldest music culture sources from the city of Kežmarok (German: Kesmark/Käsmark, Hungarian: Késmárk, Polish: Kieżmark, Latin: Kesmarkium). 36 medieval manuscripts originate from different types of liturgical books (Antiphoner, Breviary, Gradual, Missal, Sequentiale, Cantionale) dating from the 12 – 15th century. The last volume brings new notions for the history of culture of medieval Hungary as well as unique findings of preserved sources from the Slovak territory (Spiš) and from foreign territories (Germany, Poland, Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Hungary, Netherlands – Belgium). The publication is in German, Latin + Slovak Résumé).

Peter Ruščin – Eva Veselovská – Zlatica Kendrová: Church Hymn between the Written and Oral Tradition: Context of Hymnological Sources from the Territory of Slovakia

duchovna-piesen-obalkaThe monography brings an analytical wiew of three authors on the melodies from chosen Slovak and German hymnological sources of 17th and 18th century. In the foreground are the bonds of this material to the development of the oral tradition of catholic and lutheran church singing in Slovakia. The catalog of 261 melody incipits of the hymns from hymnbooks of Eliáš Mlynárových, Ján Glosius and Anton Ernest Kopp from Banská Štiavnica, which was processed by Zlatica Kendrová, is also included in the book. The last chapter contains the incipits of czech hymns from 20 Slovak manuscripts from 1657-1809, which have been not taken over to hymnbooks Cantus Catholici and Cithara Sanctorum. The autor of this chapter, Peter Ruščin adds also the edition of 126 melodies to Czech hymns from Slovak manuscripts, which are mostly different from the tunes to the same texts in the Czech sources.

Janka Petőczová (ed.): The Musical Sources of Spiš / Zips and Central Europe

Petoczova.-The-Musical-SourcesThe publication The Musical Sources of Spis / Zips and Central Europe contains studies on current issues of contemporary musicological research of musical sources, focusing on the Spiš/Zips manuscripts in the context of the Central European musical and cultural area. The publication is based on contributions of the international musicological conference “Sources of Renaissance and Baroque Music in Spiš and in Europe” (Svätý Jur, 2016), devoted to Polish, German and Slovak historical sources of various types: theoretical tracts, hymnological sources, pastorals, tablature books (for lute, for organ). These are supplemented by analyses of the sources from the 20th century, which provide new knowledge to the history of the musical life of selected Slovak cities (Bratislava, Prešov). Studies are published in English or German.

Hana Urbancová: Selected chapters from the history of Slovak ethnomusicology

Vybrané_kapitolyIn this monograph, Hana Urbancová continues the outline of Slovak folkloristics and ethnomusicology, a historical summary of which first appeared in the 1960s. Using five problem areas as examples, the author discusses thematic and methodological issues dominating the field’s development in Slovakia since the late 19th century to present times.

Musicologica Slovaca 2016/2

Musicologica 16-2The second number of 2016 offers a historical study by Eva Szórádová (a continuation of her previous research on piano culture in Bratislava 1770 – 1830) and another by Eva Veselovská on the Buda/Bratislava Antiphonary III. Ethnomusicological studies by Miriam Timková and Kristina Lomen introduce, respectively, the song repertoire of traditional singer Eva Studeničová from the notes of Karol Plicka, and traditional songs of women in Stará Pazova, Vojvodina.


Musicologica Slovaca 2016/1

Musicologica 16-1The first number of the 2016 volume includes studies on gender aspects of traditional song culture research (Hana Urbancová), on the Pressburg city theatre in the late 19th century (Jana Laslavíková), a biography of the Slovak composer Tadeáš Salva (Michal Ščepán), or the correspondence of Guido Adler and Dobroslav Orel, documenting their relationship (Vlasta Reittererová).