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Music in the Balkans

Author: Jim Samson
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series: Balkan studies library, 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book investigates multiple musical traditions in South East Europe, crossing conventional borders between musicology and ethnomusicology in an attempt to elucidate how music has contributed to the definition of national, regional and social identities in the region.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Samson, Jim.
Music in the Balkans.
BRILL 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Samson
ISBN: 9789004250383 9004250387 1299628249 9781299628243 9004250379 9789004250376
OCLC Number: 847134197
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Illustrations --
List of Maps --
Introduction --
Part One Balkan Geographies --
Chapter One Exodus --
Sarajevo: Little Jerusalem --
Two Peninsulas: The Sephardic Diaspora --
Singing the Community: Music of the Sephardim --
Opening Out: Themes and Developments --
Chapter Two Ecologies --
Music and Place --
Ringed by Mountains: The Oaş Country --
On the Voice: The Dinaric Alps and other Mountains --
Deep in Šumadija --
Chapter Three Displacements --
Investing in Place --
Migrations: Serbs in a Habsburg World --
Trading Places: Greece and Anatolia --
Tallava Rules: Kosovars in Macedonia --
Chapter Four Ecumenes --
In the Minority --
All Together in Vojvodina --
Orchestrating Thrace --
Chapter Five Centres --
All in the Family: Mapping Montenegro --
Finding the Centres: People and Traditions --
East --
West --
Part Two Historical Layers --
Chapter Six A Makam-Echos Culture --
Grand Narratives --
Byzantine Reflections --
Ottoman Canons --
Chapter Seven Eastern Recessions --
Allahu Ekber --
Coffee Break --
Turning West --
Chapter Eight Infrastructures --
Littoral Balkans: Venice and the Adriatic --
Mitteleuropa: The Reach of the Habsburgs --
Reciprocities: Modernising the Peripheries --
The Principalities and Beyond --
Chapter Nine Nations --
The First Steps --
Two Nations --
The Berlin Balkans --
Yugoslavism --
Chapter Ten Inspirers --
Building the Pyramids: Reflections on High Culture --
Greeks ... --
... and other Agents --
Either/Or: Reflections on Modernism --
Part Three Music in Transition --
Chapter Eleven Mixing It --
Discourses of Transition --
Nuts and Bolts: Elements of Popular Music --
On the Record: Surveying the Legacy --
Chapter Twelve Join the Club --
Following the Leader: Manolis Kalomiris --
Drawing the Circle: The Greek National School --
Another Way: The Failure of Greek Modernism --
Chapter Thirteen Moderna. Garlands: Stevan Mokranjac --
One People, Three Names: The First Yugoslavia --
Late Arrivals: Croatian Modernisms --
Parallel Tracks: Bulgarian Advances --
Transit to Prague --
Chapter Fourteen Serbo-Croat --
Who Owns Slavenski? --
From the Balkans ... --
... to the Cosmos --
Chapter Fifteen Placing Genius --
A Tempting Comparison: Locating George Enescu --
Closing In: Enescu's Journey --
Wider Again: In the Modernist Canon --
Part Four Eastern Europe --
Chapter Sixteen The Curtain Descends --
Left, Right ... --
In Extremis: The Singular Case of Albania --
Administered Music: Performing Communism --
Composers on Message --
Chapter Seventeen Diverging Paths --
Traffic with Moscow --
The Acolyte: Bulgarian Bridges --
The Zealot: Albanian Austerities --
The Maverick: Romanian Renewals --
Chapter Eighteen Another Try --
Politics versus Culture: The Second Yugoslavia --
The Dark Decade: Mainly Serbia --
In from the Cold: Mainly Croatia, a Little Slovenia, and Back to Serbia --
Catching Up: Other Republics --
Chapter Nineteen Birthright of the People --
Orchestras: Classicising Traditional Music --
Newly Composed Folk Music --
Simulacra: Wedding Music and More --
Chapter Twenty One Got Away --
Popular Art Music: Theodorakis at Large --
Art Music: Modernism is Official --
Popular Music: Rebetika and Beyond --
Part Five Global Balkans --
Chapter Twenty-One All Change --
Brave New World --
Another Balkans: The Diasporic Imagination --
Composers in Exile --
Chapter Twenty-Two Conservation --
Who Needs Classical Music? --
Has Modern Music Really Grown Old? --
Where Have All the Folksongs Gone? --
Chapter Twenty-Three Balkan Beat --
Heroes --
Re-Inscribing Yugoslavia --
Divas --
Greek Mythology --
Chapter Twenty-Four On Boundaries and Events --
In Theory --
Greece and its Neighbours --
Music Partitioned ... --
... and Not Quite Partitioned. Chapter Twenty-Five Endgame --
Degenerations --
Generations --
Balkan Ghetto: The Story of Kosovo --
Are We There Yet? --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Balkan studies library, 8.
Responsibility: by Jim Samson.

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