History calls

Let the onslaught begin… rather than viewing each post as a thesis, I’ll begin using this as a running tally of my thoughts at the moment.  And there will be a few of them!

In searching through quite a bit of Polish music, Polish history – the good, bad and worse – jumps out everywhere.   In the periods of relative abundance or scarcity of nationalistic/patriotic songs, and in the countless tunes with general themes of tęsknota (longing), we realize that music in Poland has often had a purpose other than for pure enjoyment.  For that, I’ll take a moment to appreciate Poland’s past, and sacrifices made.

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