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Musical Symbols: The Symbiosis of Religious and Secular Themes in Art Heritage

Muzikološki Zbornik. 2015;50(2) DOI 10.4312/mz.50.2.299-308


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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: Croatian, French, English, Slovenian, Italian, German

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Darja Koter (University of Ljubljana, Academy of music)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The interpretation of musical symbols the frescos, paintings and architectural details could explain the spiritual dimension of the symbolism. Some examples from the Slovenian art heritage of churches and palaces from the 16th to 18th century demonstrate the interplay between religious and secular content, which suggests that the symbolic value of the depictions is a priority, while the selection of themes which could be more or less spiritual or/and secular are not of the greatest significance