Music in the Western World

Music in the Western World

Music in the Western World

This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Music in the Western World

Music in the Western World

Music in the Western World

This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Popular Musics of the Non Western World

Popular Musics of the Non Western World

Popular Musics of the Non Western World

This book examines all major non-Western urban music styles, from increasingly familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, non-Western Europe (Greece, Yugoslavia, Portugal), Asia, and the Near East. Manuel establishes parameters that distinguish popular music from both folk and classical music, defining popular music as music created with the mass media in mind and reproduced on a large scale basis as a salable commodity for wide public consumption. While emphasizing stylistic analysis and historical development, he also treats the diverse popular musics as sites for the negotiation and mediation of the dialectics of nationalism and acculturation, tradition and modernity, urban and rural aesthetics, and grassroots spontaneity and corporate or bureaucratic manipulation. --From publisher's description.

The Western Impact on World Music

The Western Impact on World Music

The Western Impact on World Music

Includes a brief discussion of urban Aboriginal music; compares vigor of American Indian traditional music styles with loss of Aboriginal cultural traditions; anecdotal evidence from Adelaide.

The Dawn of Indian Music in the West

The Dawn of Indian Music in the West

The Dawn of Indian Music in the West

Peter Lavezzoli, Buddhist and musician, has a rare ability to articulate the personal feeling of music, and simultaneously narrate a history. In his discussion on Indian music theory, he demystifies musical structures, foreign instruments, terminology, an

The Living Tradition

The Living Tradition

The Living Tradition

This text's a chronological survey of the humanities -- art, music, literature, and philosophy from the prehistory to the present.