Slovenski Mozart: knjiga o Josipu Ipavcu


  • Stane Granda Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Milko Kos Historical Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia



Josip Ipavec, Igor Grdina


The latest book by a great connoisseur of Slovenian cultural history, and the Ipavec family in particular, is to some extent a synthesis of the knowledge about Slovenian people and their territory in the second half of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries. It sheds light on what it meant to be a “true artist” active in a multinational monarchy, as Josip Ipavec is one of those distinguished Slovenians who gained international recognition. A composer and a physician, he was born in 1873 and died in 1921. Considering the fact that Ipavec passed away on the same date as the greatest Slovenian poet France Prešeren – interestingly enough, Ipavec’s baptized surname was also Prešeren – one could say the Ipavec family is as significant for Slovenian music as Prešeren is for Slovenian literature. This presents an additional challenge to an already extensive narrative about the life and work of this great composer.


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Grdina, Igor. Slovenski Mozart: knjiga o Josipu Ipavcu. Ljubljana: Beletrina, 2021.



How to Cite

Granda, S. (2021). Slovenski Mozart: knjiga o Josipu Ipavcu. Musicological Annual, 57(1), 255–263.