Môžeme sa hudby báť?

Ivana Hviščová


There are a lot of musical works reflecting horrible historical and political events in 20th century. The musical works of the 20th century react to the horror of the WWI and the WWII, violence and political terror of that time ideologies. However the works indisputably witness the experiences of personal drama and trauma inclusively. The article points to the musical induction of the negative emotions in human consciousness with a strong emphasis on the negative emotion of fear. The main aim of the article is to examine the role of a listener in this situation, namely if the listener may experience the emotion of fear while listening to the musical works. Using an analogy of actual experienced fear and fear as described through the perspective of the existential philosophy, the article will portray the various forms of fear that people experience while listening to music.


musical work; listener; emotion; fear; expectation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6409645

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ESPES. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics (ISSN 1339-1119) is published biannually by Faculty of Arts, University of Presov, Slovakia and the Society for Aesthetics in Slovakia

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