The Cambridge History Of World Music

Author: Philip V. Bohlman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316025667
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The Cambridge History Of World Music from the Author: Philip V. Bohlman. Scholars have long known that world music was not merely the globalized product of modern media, but rather that it connected religions, cultures, languages and nations throughout world history. The chapters in this History take readers to foundational historical moments – in Europe, Oceania, China, India, the Muslim world, North and South America – in search of the connections provided by a truly world music. Historically, world music emerged from ritual and religion, labor and life-cycles, which occupy chapters on Native American musicians, religious practices in India and Indonesia, and nationalism in Argentina and Portugal. The contributors critically examine music in cultural encounter and conflict, and as the critical core of scientific theories from the Arabic Middle Ages through the Enlightenment to postmodernism. Overall, the book contains the histories of the music of diverse cultures, which increasingly become the folk, popular and classical music of our own era.

The Cambridge History Of Twentieth Century Music

Author: Nicholas Cook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521662567
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The Cambridge History Of Twentieth Century Music from the Author: Nicholas Cook. "Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.

The Cambridge History Of American Music

Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521454292
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The Cambridge History Of American Music from the Author: David Nicholls. The Cambridge History of American Music, first published in 1998, celebrates the richness of America's musical life. It was the first study of music in the United States to be written by a team of scholars. American music is an intricate tapestry of many cultures, and the History reveals this wide array of influences from Native, European, African, Asian, and other sources. The History begins with a survey of the music of Native Americans and then explores the social, historical, and cultural events of musical life in the period until 1900. Other contributors examine the growth and influence of popular musics, including film and stage music, jazz, rock, and immigrant, folk, and regional musics. The volume also includes valuable chapters on twentieth-century art music, including the experimental, serial, and tonal traditions.

The Cambridge History Of Seventeenth Century Music

Author: Tim Carter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521792738
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The Cambridge History Of Seventeenth Century Music from the Author: Tim Carter. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music seeks to provide the most up-to-date knowledge on seventeenth-century music together with a vital questioning of the way in which such a history can be told or put together for our present purposes. Written by a distinguished team of experts in the field, the chapters not only address traditional areas of knowledge such as opera and church music, but also look at the way this extremely diverse and dynamic musical world has been categorised in the past and how its products are viewed from various cultural points of view. While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures and politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences and beliefs.

The Cambridge History Of Nineteenth Century Music

Author: Jim Samson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521590174
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The Cambridge History Of Nineteenth Century Music from the Author: Jim Samson. First published in 2002, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on extensive scholarship in the field.

The Cambridge Companion To Singing

Author: John Potter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521627092
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The Cambridge Companion To Singing from the Author: John Potter. This is the only book to cover in detail so many aspects of the voice, ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond. Almost anything one wants to know about singing practices and singing styles can be found here in chapters that cover world music, rock, rap and jazz; European art song, ensemble singing, the English cathedral tradition and the choral movement in the United States; Renaissance, Baroque and Classical singing treatises, contemporary vocal techniques, children's choirs and the teaching of singing today. The contributors are leading international performers and specialists.

The Cambridge History Of Musical Performance

Author: Colin Lawson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521896115
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The Cambridge History Of Musical Performance from the Author: Colin Lawson. The intricacies and challenges of musical performance have recently attracted the attention of writers and scholars to a greater extent than ever before. Research into the performer's experience has begun to explore such areas as practice techniques, performance anxiety and memorization, as well as many other professional issues. Historical performance practice has been the subject of lively debate way beyond academic circles, mirroring its high profile in the recording studio and the concert hall. Reflecting the strong ongoing interest in the role of performers and performance, this History brings together research from leading scholars and historians and, importantly, features contributions from accomplished performers, whose practical experiences give the volume a unique vitality. Moving the focus away from the composers and onto the musicians responsible for bringing the music to life, the History presents a fresh, integrated and innovative perspective on performance history and practice, from the earliest times to today.

The Cambridge History Of Christianity Volume 8 World Christianities C 1815 C 1914

Author: Sheridan Gilley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521814560
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The Cambridge History Of Christianity Volume 8 World Christianities C 1815 C 1914 from the Author: Sheridan Gilley. This is the first scholarly treatment of nineteenth-century Christianity to discuss the subject in a global context. Part I analyses the responses of Catholic and Protestant Christianity to the intellectual and social challenges presented by European modernity. It gives attention to the explosion of new voluntary forms of Christianity and the expanding role of women in religious life. Part II surveys the diverse and complex relationships between the churches and nationalism, resulting in fundamental changes to the connections between church and state. Part III examines the varied fortunes of Christianity as it expanded its historic bases in Asia and Africa, established itself for the first time in Australasia, and responded to the challenges and opportunities of the European colonial era. Each chapter has a full bibliography providing guidance on further reading.

The Modernist Legacy

Author: Björn Heile
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754662600
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The Modernist Legacy from the Author: Björn Heile. This collection of essays offers a historical reappraisal of what musical modernism was, and what its potential for the present and future could be. It thus moves away from the binary oppositions that have beset twentieth-century music studies in the past, such as those between modernism and postmodernism, between conceptions of musical autonomy and of cultural contingency and between formalist-analytical and cultural-historical approaches. Focussing particularly on music from the 1970s to the 1990s, the volume assembles approaches from different perspectives to new music with a particular emphasis on a critical reassessment of the meaning and function of the legacy of musical modernism. The authors include scholars, musicologists and composers who combine culturally, socially, historically and aesthetically oriented approaches with analytical methods in imaginative ways.

The Cambridge History Of Turkey

Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521620956
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The Cambridge History Of Turkey from the Author: Suraiya Faroqhi. Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of Turkey covers the period from 1603 to 1839.