The Influence of European Literary and Artistic Representations of the 'Orient' on Western Orchestral Compositions, Ca. 1840-1920: From Oriental Inspi

The Influence of European Literary and Artistic Representations of the 'Orient' on Western Orchestral Compositions, Ca. 1840-1920: From Oriental Inspi

By: Jonathan Little (author)Hardback

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List of Illustrations; Foreword by Associate Professor Craig De Wilde; Prefatory Remarks and Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE The Orient: 'as image or as thought'; Chapter 1: Understanding the Retreat to the 'Exotic'; Chapter 2: Defining the 'Orient'; PART TWO The Historical Background; Chapter 3: Pilgrimages to the 'Orient'; a) The Politics of the Middle East; b) Music and Musicians among 'the splendour and havoc of the East'; c) En Espagne; Chapter 4: Sailor Musicians and Musical Travelogues; Chapter 5: Universal Expositions and the Inspiration of Contemporary Events; Chapter 6: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes; Conclusion; Postscript on Colour and Atmosphere; Appendix - A guide to the lingua franca of Musical Orientalism An explanation of the fundamental 'Eastern' traits imitated by Western composers, including a list of the most characteristic formulae employed by them to create 'Oriental' atmospheres; Bibliography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773414266
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 488
  • ID: 9780773414266
  • ISBN10: 0773414266

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