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Title The other classical musics : fifteen great traditions / edited by Michael Church.
Imprint Woodbridge [England] : The Boydell Press, 2015.

Subject Music -- Asia -- History and criticism.
Music -- Middle East -- History and criticism.
Music -- History and criticism.
World music -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Alt Name Church, Michael,
Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Description xxi, 404 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Note Publication supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographic references and index.
Summary "What is classical music? This book answers the question in a manner never before attempted, by presenting the history of fifteen parallel traditions, of which Western classical music is just one. Each music is analyzed in terms of its modes, scales, and theory; its instruments, forms, and aesthetic goals; its historical development, golden age, and condition today; and the conventions governing its performance. The writers are leading ethnomusicologists, and their approach is based on the belief that music is best understood in the context of the culture which gave rise to it." --Book jacket.
Contents Introduction / Michael Church -- Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam / Terry E. Miller -- Java / Neil Sorrell -- Japan / David W. Hughes -- China : The Guqin Zither / Frank Kouwenhoven -- Chinese Opera / Terry E. Miller & Michael Church -- North India / Richard Widdess -- South India / Jonathan Katz -- Mande Jaliyaa / Roderic Knight -- North American Jazz / Scott DeVeaux -- Europe / Ivan Hewett -- North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean : Andalusian Music / Dwight F. Reynolds -- The Eastern Arab World / Scott Marcus -- Turkey / Robert Labaree -- Iran / Ameneh Youssefzadeh -- Uzbekistan and Tajikistan / Will Sumits
ISBN 1843837269
OCLC # 898051667