A memória religiosa entre estética e política: o «Magnificat» de João Madureira

Translated title of the contribution: Between aesthetics and politics: João Madureira's "Magnificat" religious memory

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This study is part of research topic that seeks to characterize the aesthetic uses of religious memory in contemporary culture. The object of the study is the musical work "Magnificat, or the non-submissive voice" by Joao Madureira (2014), doubly contextualized: within the framework of an exposed program in which the work is integrated, and in the confrontation with other exegetical readings of the proto-Christian text. The study shows that the composer privileges the political semantics of the text. Compositional work follows the path of a universalization of the message, unrelated to the communitarian, ritual and prayerful habitat that characterizes their religious experience. In this operation, the composer becomes, nevertheless, agent - with autonomy - of a process of cultural transmission of a religious memory.
Translated title of the contributionBetween aesthetics and politics: João Madureira's "Magnificat" religious memory
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)51-75
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Religious memory
  • Musical aesthetics
  • Cultural transmission


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