Songs from the repertoire of Eva Studeničová ś contemporaries. On hitherto unknown records by Karol Plicka from the village Moravský Svätý Ján
Karol Plicka (1894–1987) documented a song repertoire from the singer Eva Studeničová in the village of Moravský Svätý Ján in the early 1920s. He regarded this woman as an exceptional figure among singers, who transcended the limits of the local culture. This article is devoted to a reconstruction of the records of songs which Plicka acquired from other singers in this village. The song records not only contribute to comparison of song variants and rendition styles but they also reveal the contemporary condition and preservation of traditional singing in the local culture. Based on source criticism, a song repertoire extending to 88 songs from 12 singers was identified. This song material represents a valuable supplement to Plicka’s register of songs from Eva Studeničová and provides an opportunity to compare the exceptional singer with several bearers of the local song tradition.
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