Department of Music StudiesLibrary of the School of Philosophy
Παύλος Σεργίου, Αναπληρωτης Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Μουσικών Σπουδών, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
“Jaakobin Pojat” του Pekka Kostiainen και “Aglepta” του Arné Mellnäs: Προσέγγιση – Διδασκαλία – Ερμηνεία.
"Jaakobin Pojat" by Pekka Kostiainen and “Aglepta” by Arné Mellnäs: Approaching, Teaching, Interpretation
This dissertation discusses the choral pieces Jaakobin Pojat by Pekka Kostiainen and Aglepta by Arné Mellnäs, in terms of: the reasons and ways in which such projects are approached with graphic score; the methods and teaching techniques, depending on the conductor; as well as the ways in which they can be interpreted. Graphic notation is a special piece of the written musical records. Its peculiarity is based on its composition, as it uses unspecified symbolisms and its listening becomes more complex and mysterious. The choral pieces Jaakobin Pojat and Aglepta, are rarely approached, since they present a challenge for several conductors due to the fact that they are composed with a graphic notation. The way in which these works are taught but also interpreted is quite distinctive and special owing to how the profile and personality of both the conductor and the choral ensemble play an important role in the whole process. At the same time, the expectations of the composer and conductor, along with the relationship between the choral ensemble and the conductor, also play a vital role. Based on the data and the findings of the research, arise varying opinions, difficulties and conclusions regarding the subject of this dissertation. These findings are consistent with the literature on the peculiarity, indeterminacy, difficulty and the various challenges of graphic notation.
Main subject category:
Fine arts - Entertainment
Jaakobin Pojat, Aglepta, graphic notation, graphic score, conductor, chorus, approach, teaching, interpretationon