Sacred Music – a Forbidden Fruit: Musical and Non-musical Ways of Survival

Muzikološki Zbornik. 2015;50(2) DOI 10.4312/mz.50.2.127-135


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Journal Title: Muzikološki Zbornik

ISSN: 0580-373X (Print); 2350-4242 (Online)

Publisher: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts (Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani)

Society/Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

LCC Subject Category: Music and books on Music: Music

Country of publisher: Slovenia

Language of fulltext: Slovenian, English, Italian, French, Croatian, German

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Jūlija Jonāne (Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Department of Musicology)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Prohibition of sacred music during the period of Soviet Latvia was exerted like a syndrome of forbidden fruit, that was breached in the underground way and developed in secret and complicated forms, in which the central is secular music genres’ and radical musical language’s using. A re-reading of texts will lead to a more nuanced understanding of the development of sacred music in Latvia and other countries.