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World musics in context : a comprehensive survey of the world's major musical cultures

Author: Peter Fletcher; UPSO (University Press Scholarship Online).
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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World Musics in Context is a wide-ranging survey of musics of the world, in their historical and social contexts, from ancient times to the present day. Ethnomusicologist Peter Fletcher begins by describing aspects of musical style and function in relation to the early developments of civilizations. He then goes on to explore, in five parts, music of the ancient world, music of Africa and Asia, European music, North  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fletcher, Peter, 1936-1996.
World musics in context.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 97008042
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fletcher; UPSO (University Press Scholarship Online).
ISBN: 0199849919 9780199849918 1280844906 9781280844904
OCLC Number: 857544463
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 734 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Elemental features of music --
Aspects of civilization --
Early oligarchies in Mesopotamia and Egypt --
Diverging traditions 1 : South and Central Asia --
Diverging traditions 2 : Europe --
Africa --
West Asia --
The Indian subcontinent --
South East Asia --
East Asia --
New horizons --
Enlightenment --
Disintegration --
Cultural mix in Latin America --
Europeans north of Mexico --
Africans north of Mexico --
Tradition and change --
Westernization and national musical identity in Africa and Asia --
The postmodern West.
Responsibility: Peter Fletcher.
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