Hamlet: Little known piece by Enriko Josif: Literary-theoretical, philosophical and musicological views
Hamlet - malo poznato delo Enrika Josifa - između književno-teorijskih, filozofskih i muzikoloških pogleda
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Hamlet is well-known as the most famous tragedy written by William Shakespeare. This dramatic work has, throughout the centuries, lead numerous writers, poets, literary-critics and philosophers to think about universal issues of life, human nature, love, loyalty and friendship. Hamlet has not just been the subject of discussion from the point of view of the theory of literature and human psychology and philosophy, it has also directly inspired the creation of many artistic works. One of those works which forms the main subject-matter of this paper is the almost unknown music for Hamlet by Enriko Josif. Enriko Josif was an extraordinary figure, a versatile artist and thinker, almost a kind of philosopher. In his opinion and in accordance with his inner feeling, art was a matter of divine creation first of all. He admired those artists who dealt with difficult issues of life in their works of art and William Shakespeare was to him one of the most prominent among them. In general terms, w...e have highlighted certain general points about Josif's views on an artist's life and work and have presented our notions about his piece. Specifically, we have tried to point out personal views that Josif held about Hamlet, as well as the most important features of Josif's music, which are broadly in accordance with the literary, ethical, philosophical and theological critical tradition surrounding this masterpiece.
Hamlet, najpoznatija tragedija Viljema Šekspira, već vekovima podstiče na razmišljanja o večnim pitanjima života, ljudske prirode, ljubavi, vernosti, prijateljstva. Osim toga što je predmet raznovrsnih književno-teorijskih i filozofskih rasprava, Hamlet je direktno podstakao i nastanak mnogobrojnih umetničkih dela. U centru ovog rada nalazi se muzika za istoimeno delo Enrika Josifa. Kompozitorove autopoetičke refleksije razmotrene su u kontekstu književno-teorijskih, etičkih i filozofsko-teoloških sudova o ključnim aspektima Šekspirove tragedije.