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Resonances of the Raj : India in the English musical imagination, 1897-1947

Author: Nalini Ghuman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nalini Ghuman
ISBN: 9780199314898 0199314896
OCLC Number: 858975566
Description: xv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A subtle and exquisite spirit: Maud MacCarthy and Indian music in Britain. True practice --
Real proof --
Fusty bookology --
An equal music. --
2. Elephants and Mughals, contraltos and G-strings: How Elgar got his Englishness. Vandalism rectified (The Delhi Darbar) --
Masking the Darbar --
The composer's burden --
East is East and West is West --
The Jewel in The Crown of India --
East is West (or, Angular Saxon) --
Can the Mughals march? --
Elgar the Barbarian. --
3. From India to the Planet Mars: Gustav Holst. Why not learn Sanskrit? --
As if improvising --
A little more context --
Between life and death --
A complicated rhythmical figure --
Archaic avant-garde --
But a passing phase --
From India to the Planet Mars --
To another world --
Figure of our time. --
4. Songs that moved the world: Amy Woodforde-Finden's Indian love lyrics. Women hold their own --
A taste for the forbidden --
Orientalities --
Paradise on Earth --
Sincerity rather than poetry --
Myths and manifestations --
Sapphic stories --
A map of longings. --
5. Persian composer-pianist baffles: Kaikhosru Sorabji. Marginal exotic --
Himalayan Hermitage --
Colour matters --
Modernist --
Scheherazade-Kaikhosru --
Raga, Jangal, and Chakra --
Melancholy moth. --
6. Modes, mantras, and Gandharvas: John Foulds's Passage to India. No little Englander --
Oh! The poor conductor! --
Orpheus Abroad: A controversial subject --
The travesty of translation --
A sordid story --
Voices from the beyond --
Breathtaking and new.
Responsibility: Nalini Ghuman.

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Resonances of the Raj is a good read, full of illuminating touches * Andrew Blake, Times Higher Education * This pioneering book on a new subject is to be highly recommended. * 'Music Books Choice', Read more...

 
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