Music in Japan: Book & CD

Music in Japan: Book & CD

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Music in Japan: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture is one of the case study volumes in the Global Music Series, edited by Bonnie C. Wade and Patricia Shehan Campbell. This volume provides a vivid introduction to the music of contemporary Japan, a nation in which traditional music, Western music, and popular music thrive side by side. This text points out the centrality of Western and Popular musical idioms in Japanese cultural life, exploring how music in Japan has been profoundly affected by the interface with other cultures. Additionally, the text discusses the intertextuality of Japanese music, exploring how familiar themes, musical sounds, and structures have been maintained and transformed across the various traditions of Japanese performing arts through time. The text features eyewitness accounts of performances, interviews with performers, and a 70-minute CD containing examples of music discussed in the more

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  • Mixed media product | 208 pages
  • 137.2 x 203.2 x 10.2mm | 249.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones and musical examples
  • 0195144880
  • 9780195144888
  • 580,136

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"With the current academic trend towards interdisciplinary research, teaching materials that lend themselves to this approach are needed. This book is an excellent example of one, which is equally suited for use with other materials in an interdisciplinary context, as well as for use on its own as a basis for a music-only class. . . . All in all, Wade has provided an exceptionally well-balanced book, which will prove useful both in the music classroom and beyond."--MJ Sunny Zank, Ohio Northern University, from a review in Japan Studies Association Journal, Vol. 6, 2008show more

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