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The other classical musics : fifteen great traditions

Author: Michael Church; Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Publisher: Woodbridge [England] : The Boydell Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is classical music? This book answers the question in a manner never before attempted, by presenting the history of fifteen parallel traditions, of which Western classical music is just one. Each music is analysed in terms of its modes, scales, and theory; its instruments, forms, and aesthetic goals; its historical development, golden age, and condition today; and the conventions governing its performance. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Church; Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
ISBN: 1843837269 9781843837268
OCLC Number: 898051667
Notes: Publication supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Description: xxi, 404 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Michael Church --
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam / Terry E. Miller --
Java / Neil Sorrell --
Japan / David W. Hughes --
China : The Guqin Zither / Frank Kouwenhoven --
Chinese Opera / Terry E. Miller & Michael Church --
North India / Richard Widdess --
South India / Jonathan Katz --
Mande Jaliyaa / Roderic Knight --
North American Jazz / Scott DeVeaux --
Europe / Ivan Hewett --
North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean : Andalusian Music / Dwight F. Reynolds --
The Eastern Arab World / Scott Marcus --
Turkey / Robert Labaree --
Iran / Ameneh Youssefzadeh --
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan / Will Sumits.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Church.

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