Song from the Land of Fire

Song from the Land of Fire : Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods

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Song from the Land of Fire explores Azerbaijanian musical culture, a subject previously unexamined by American and European scholars. This book contains notations of mugham performance--a fusion of traditional poetry and musical improvisation--and analysis of hybrid genres, such as mugham-operas and symphonic mugham by native composers. Intimately connected to the awakening of Azerbaijanian national consciousness while ruled by the Russian Empire and the USSR, mugham is inseparable from the contexts in which it is produced and heard. Inna Naroditskaya provides the historical and political contexts for mugham and profiles the musicians, musical genealogies, and musical institutions of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 408g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138878375
  • 9781138878372
  • 1,774,171

About Inna Naroditskaya

Inna Naroditskaya is Professor of Musicology at Northwestern University, more

Table of contents

List of Illustrations List of Musical Examples List of Musical Examples on Compact Disc Preface Acknowledgments 1. Split Identity: The Historical and Literary Heritage of Azerbaijan 2. "Mugham Is Not Music": The Complex Aesthetics of Islam 3. "A Wave of Melodious Sound": The Basics of mugham 4. The Sound of Traditional mugham 5. The Social History of mugham 6. Fathers and Sons, Masters and Disciples 7. Symphonic mugham 8. Women's Voices Defying and Defining the Culture 9. Conclusion: mugham and Nationhood Epilogue: Travel Notes Glossary Bibliography Indexshow more