Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923–1938) (SOAS by John Morgan O'Connell


By John Morgan O'Connell

The early-Republican period (1923-1938) was once an important interval of musical and cultural switch in Turkey. Alaturka: variety in Turkish song is a examine of the importance of favor in Turkish track and, specifically, the polemical debate approximately an japanese type of Turkish tune (called, alaturka) that built in this wealthy and complex period of Turkish background. Representing greater than two decades of analysis, the ebook explores the stylistic different types that express the intersection among tune and tradition; different chapters deal with musical fabrics, musical practices and musical contexts in flip. expert by means of serious ways to musical aesthetics in ethnomusicology in addition to musicology and anthropology, the e-book focuses upon a local discourse approximately musical sort, highlighting a latest apprehension in regards to the applicable structure of a countrywide id. The argument over kind discloses competing conceptions of Turkish area and time the place definitions of the east and the west, and interpretations of the previous and the current respectively have been hotly contested.

John Morgan O'Connell makes an important contribution to the research of Turkish track specifically and Turkish heritage normally. Conceived as a ancient ethnography, the ebook brings jointly archival resources and ethnographic fabrics to supply a severe revision of Turkish historiography, tune supplying a locus for interrogating singular representations of a countrywide past.

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