The Exotic In Western Music

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Title: The Exotic In Western Music
Author: Jonathan Bellman
ISBN10: 1555533191
ISBN13: 978-1555533199
Publisher: Northeastern (December 23, 1997)
Language: English
Subcategory: Music
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Pages: 416 pages
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Exoticism has flourished in western music since the seventeenth century. A blend of familiar and unfamiliar gestures, this vibrant musical language takes the listener beyond the ordinary by evoking foreign cultures and forbidden desires. In this pioneering collection, distinguished musicologists explore the ways in which western composers have used exotic themes for dramatic and striking effect. Interweaving historical, musical, and cultural perspectives, the contributors examine the compositional use of exotic styles and traditions in the works of artists as diverse as Mozart and George Harrison. The volume sheds new light on a significant yet largely neglected art form, and it makes a valuable contribution to music history and cultural studies.