Edited By Pawel Gancarczyk and Lenka Hlávková-Mrácková
The volume includes detailed studies concerning various aspects of the musical culture of Silesia from the fifteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries. The authors, who represent academic centres in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Holland, France and Great Britain, present new sources, as well as reinterpreting previously known facts and phenomena. What makes the approach here so original is that it takes into account the wider context of musical culture in Silesia, not limited to examining it exclusively in relation to the Polish, Czech or German cultures. Here we can see Silesia as one of the regions of Central Europe, and not merely as a western province of Poland, northern province of the Czech Kingdom, or eastern province of Prussia.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 335 pp., 33 b/w fig., 21 tables
Paweł Gancarczyk is Professor at the Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Lenka Hlávková-Mráčková is
Director of the Institute of Musicology, Charles University in Prague. Remigiusz Pośpiech is Professor at the Department
of Musicology, University of Wrocław.